SOUTH AFRICA COINS: THE R2 GOLD COIN

R2 gold coins Series were first re-introduced in 1997 as a collectible coin(proof quality commemorative coins). The first R2 gold coins(22 carat) were minted in 1961 when South Africa became a Republic to replace the gold pound coins(introduced in 1952). These were minted until 1983 as 22crt with the Springbok motive on the reverse.

SPECIFICATIONS OF THE R2 GOLD COIN - 1997 TO DATE

 Size
 1/4 ounce
 Edge
 Reeded
 Mass
 7.7777gm
 Diameter
 22.00 mm
 Thickness
 1.3mm
 Metal Content
 Au 999.9 (24crt)

 

THE R2 GOLD COIN THEMES

YearThemeMintageSeries
 2013The Khoisan Culture ? Cultural Heritage
 1997Mrs. Ples(Plesianthropus - Almost Human) 4,500 Paleontological
 1998The Coelecanth – The Living Fossil5,500
 1999Trinaxodon – a small cynodont(Mammal-Like Reptile)5,500
 2000Little Foot: Most Complete Skeleton Found5,500
 2001Gondwana – Continental Drift of Pre-Historic Land Mass4,500
 2002Robben Island - World Heritage Site 20,000 World Heritage Site   
 2003Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park6,500
 2004'Ukhahlamba' - Drakensberg Park6,500
 2005 Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape 6,500

 2005/06

 World Cup Soccer 5,000Soccer 
 2006Cradle of Mankind 4,500World Heritage Site 
 2006World Cup Soccer 4,500Soccer 
 2007The Cape Floral Region 4,500World Heritage Site 
 2007 World Cup Soccer4,500Soccer 
 2008 World Cup Soccer4,500
 2008The Vredefort Dome 4,500World Heritage Site 
 2009The Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape4,500 
 2009 World Cup Soccer - Soccer City Mint Mark10,000Soccer 
 2009 World Cup Soccer4,500
 2010 World Cup Soccer 4,500
 2011The Khoisan Heritage4,500 Cultural Heritage
 2012The Khoisan Culture - Eland Stone Carving4,500Cultural Heritage