The Natura theme is a very special series and was first minted by the South African mint in 1994. The legal tender Natura series were South Africa’s first 24 carat (Au 999.9) gold coin series. This series became very popular over the years and sought after by both investors and collectors worldwide andreceived numerous international awards.  Every year the South African Mint releases this great collector’s item and it's always a well-kept secret.

The Natura range is sub-divided by different themes;

 

The Big Five(1994-1998)

1994, The Lion

The Lion obverse was designed by Susan Erasmus, and the reverse by Johan Steyn.

1995, The Rhino

The Rhino obverse was designed by Arthur Sutherland and reverse by Brian Hartland

1996, The Elephant

 Size:

1 oz

1/2 oz

1/4 oz

1/10 oz

Mass:

31.107 gram

15.553 gram

7.777 gram

3.110 gram

Diameter:

32.69 mm

27 mm

22 mm

16.5 mm

Metal Content:

Au 999.9

Au 999.9

Au 999.9

Au 999.9

Obverse design:

AL Sutherland

AL Sutherland

AL Sutherland

AL Sutherland

Reverse design:

B Hartland

S Erasmus

A Minnie

L Steyn

Max coinage:

500

   

1997, The Buffalo

The Buffalo obverse and reverse by Arthur Sutherland

1998, The Leopard

The Leopard obverse was designed by Arthur Sutherland and the reverse by Johan Steyn.


 

Monarchs of Africa(1999-2001)

1999, The Kudu – King of the Antelope

2000, The Sable- Queen of the Antelope

2001, The Oryx (Gemsbok) - Prince of the Kalahari


Wildcats of Africa(2002-2004)

2002, The Cheetah

2003, The Lion

2004,  The Lynx(Caracal)

Size: 

R100

  (1 oz)

R50

  (1/2 oz)

R20

  (1/4 oz)

R10

  (1/10 oz)

Mass:

31.107 gram

15.553 gram

7.777 gram

3.110 gram

Diameter:

32.69 mm

27 mm

22 mm

16.5 mm

Metal Content:

Au 999.9

Au 999.9

Au 999.9

Au 999.9

Reverse Die-Sinker:

MJ Scheepers

A Minnie

C Moses

C Moses

Reverse Artist:

N van Niekerk

N van Niekerk

N van Niekerk

N van Niekerk

Obverse Die-Sinker:

A Minnie

A Minnie

A Minnie

A Minnie

Obverse Artist:

N van Niekerk

N van Niekerk

N van Niekerk

N van Niekerk

Limited Edition:

700

   

 

Giants of Africa(2005-2008)

2005,  The Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)

Prestige Set Limited Edition: 700

Proof Set Limited Edition: 1000

2006,  The Giraffe

 Size:

R100

  (1 oz)

R50

  (1/2 oz)

R20

  (1/4 oz)

R10

  (1/10 oz)

Mass:

31.107 gram

15.553 gram

7.777 gram

3.110 gram

Diameter:

32.69 mm

27 mm

22 mm

16.5 mm

Metal Content:

Au 999.9

Au 999.9

Au 999.9

Au 999.9

Reverse Die-Sinker:

MJ Scheepers

A Minnie

C Moses

C Moses

Reverse Artist:

N van Niekerk

N van Niekerk

N van Niekerk

N van Niekerk

Obverse Die-Sinker:

MJ Scheepers

MJ Scheepers

MJ Scheepers

MJ Scheepers

Obverse Artist:

N van Niekerk

N van Niekerk

N van Niekerk

N van Niekerk

Limited Edition:

700

   

2007, The Eland(Prestige - Mintage 700, Proof - Mintage 1000)

 Size:

R100

  (1 oz)

R50

  (1/2 oz)

R20

  (1/4 oz)

R10

  (1/10 oz)

Mass:

31.107 gram

15.553 gram

7.777 gram

3.110 gram

Diameter:

32.69 mm

27 mm

22 mm

16.5 mm

Metal Content:

Au 999.9

Au 999.9

Au 999.9

Au 999.9

Reverse Die-Sinker:

C Moses

MJ Scheepers

A Minnie

C Moses

Reverse Artist:

N van Niekerk

N van Niekerk

N van Niekerk

N van Niekerk

Obverse Die-Sinker:

A Minnie

A Minnie

A Minnie

A Minnie

Obverse Artist:

N van Niekerk

N van Niekerk

N van Niekerk

N van Niekerk

Limited Edition:

700

   

2008, The African Elephant (Prestige - Mintage 800, Proof - Mintage 800)

Size:

R100 (1 oz)

R50 (1/2 oz)

R20 (1/4 oz)

R10 (1/10 oz)

Mass:

31.107 gram

15.553 gram

7.777 gram

3.110 gram

Diameter:

32.69 mm

27.00 mm

22.00 mm

16.50 mm

Metal Content:

Au 999.9

Au 999.9

Au 999.9

Au 999.9

Reverse Die-Sinker:

A Minnie

A Minnie

A Minnie

A Minnie

Reverse Artist:

N van Niekerk

N van Niekerk

N van Niekerk

N van Niekerk

Obverse Die-Sinker:

C Moses

C Moses

C Moses

C Moses

Obverse Artist:

N van Niekerk

N van Niekerk

N van Niekerk

N van Niekerk


 

Safari through South Africa(2009-2010)

2009, The White Rhinoceros

 Size:

R100(1 oz)

R50(1/2oz)

R20 (1/4 oz)

R10 (1/10 oz)

Mass:

31.107 gram

15.553 gram

7.777 gram

3.110 gram

Diameter:

32.69 mm

27.00 mm

22.00 mm

16.50 mm

Metal Content:

Au 999.9

Au 999.9

Au 999.9

Au 999.9

Reverse Die-Sinker:

A Minnie

C Moses

C Moses

A Minnie

Reverse Artist:

N van Niekerk

N van Niekerk

N van Niekerk

N van Niekerk

Obverse Die-Sinker:

Ml Scheepers

MJ Scheepers

MJ Scheepers

MJ Scheepers

Obverse Artist:

N van Niekerk

N van Niekerk

N van Niekerk

N van Niekerk

2010, The Black Rhinoceros

 Size:R100 (1 oz)R50 (1/2 oz)
R20 (1/4 oz)
R10 (1/10 oz)
 24 Carat Gold24 Carat Gold24 Carat Gold24 Carat Gold
Mass:31.107 gram15.553 gram 7.777 gram 3.110 gram 

Diameter:

32.69 mm27.00mm22.00mm16.50 mm
Metal Content:Au 999.9Au 999.9Au 999.9Au 999.9
Reverse Die-Sinker:MJ ScheepersMD MalokaVL ChipaMD Maloka
Reverse Artist:N van NiekerkN van NiekerkN van NiekerkN van Niekerk
Obverse Die-Sinker :
C MosesC MosesC MosesC Moses
Obverse Artist:
N van NiekerkN van NiekerkN van NiekerkN van Niekerk


 

 

Natures' Families(2011-2013)

2011, The Meerkat (Prestige Proof - Mintage 1000)

 R100 (1 oz)R50 (1/2 oz)
R20 (1/4 oz)
R10 (1/10 oz)
 Size:24 Carat Gold24 Carat Gold24 Carat Gold24 Carat Gold
Mass:31.107 gram15.553 gram7.777 gram3.110 gram

Diameter:

32.69 mm27.00mm22.00mm16.50 mm
Metal Content:Au 999.9Au 999.9Au 999.9Au 999.9
Reverse Die-Sinker:MJ ScheepersC. MosesMD MathobelaVL Chipa
Reverse Artist:N van NiekerkN van NiekerkN van NiekerkN van Niekerk
Obverse Die-Sinker :
MJ ScheepersMJ ScheepersMJ ScheepersMJ Scheepers
Obverse Artist:
N van NiekerkN van NiekerkN van NiekerkN van Niekerk

2012, African Painted Wolf (Prestige Proof- Mintage 1000)

 R100 (1 oz)R50 (1/2 oz)
R20 (1/4 oz)
R10 (1/10 oz)
 Size:24 Carat Gold24 Carat Gold24 Carat Gold24 Carat Gold
Mass:31.107 gram15.553 gram7.777 gram3.110 gram

Diameter:

32.69 mm27.00mm22.00mm16.50 mm
Metal Content:Au 999.9Au 999.9Au 999.9Au 999.9
Reverse Die-Sinker:MJ ScheepersC. MosesMD MathobelaVL Chipa
Reverse Artist:N van NiekerkN van NiekerkN van NiekerkN van Niekerk
Obverse Die-Sinker :
MJ ScheepersMJ ScheepersMJ ScheepersMJ Scheepers
Obverse Artist:
N van NiekerkN van NiekerkN van NiekerkN van Niekerk

2013, The Zebra

Nocturnal Hunters (2015+)

2014, The Leopard

2015, The Black Backed Jackal

2016, Waiting on announcement

Certificate of Authenticity

This Certificate of Authenticity guarantees the quality and authenticity of the coins made by the South African Mint Company. Each coin and coin set issued by the South African Mint Company has a Certificate of Authenticity. The certificate describes the coin’s specifications, the year, the limited edition as well as a short description of the product. It also depicts the signature of the South African Mint’s Managing Director, Mr Andile Mvinjelwa. To prevent the duplication of a South African Mint product, the certificates are re-designed each year to include the coin design and each certificate is individually numbered according to the limited edition of the coin or set. As another security measure, the South African Mint’s logo, which is printed in transparent ink and only visible under ultra-violet light, features as part of the layout.