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

 2005/06

 World Cup Soccer  5,000 Soccer 
 2006 Cradle of Mankind  4,500 World Heritage Site 
 2006 World Cup Soccer  4,500 Soccer 
 2007 The Cape Floral Region  4,500 World Heritage Site 
 2007  World Cup Soccer 4,500 Soccer 
 2008  World Cup Soccer 4,500
 2008 The Vredefort Dome  4,500 World Heritage Site 
 2009 The Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape 4,500  
 2009  World Cup Soccer - Soccer City Mint Mark 10,000 Soccer 
 2009  World Cup Soccer 4,500
 2010  World Cup Soccer  4,500
 2011 The Khoisan Heritage 4,500  Cultural Heritage
 2012 The Khoisan Culture - Eland Stone Carving 4,500 Cultural Heritage

 

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