1/10 Krugerrand, South Africa, 1980 Gold Reverse
    1/10 Krugerrand, South Africa, 1980, Gold Obverse
    1/10 Krugerrand, South Africa, 1980 Gold Reverse
    1/10 Krugerrand, South Africa, 1980, Gold Obverse

    1/10 oz Krugerrand, South Africa, 1980 Gold

    South Africa, 1980, 1/10 oz Krugerrand Gold, Republic of South Africa(RSA) - coins have no face value, they are considered legal tender in South Africa; their legal tender denomination - also known as face value - is not fixed and varies depending on the current fixed price of gold on the day of sale.

     

    Named after First President Paul Kruger, a four-term president of the old South African Republic. The first 1 oz(31.931g) Krugerrand was minted in 1967 and made it easier to privately own gold. It was minted in a copper-gold alloy that made it much more durable than pure gold.

    In 1980, South Africa also introduced smaller bullion coins containing 1⁄2 oz(16.966g),  1⁄4 oz(8.483g), and 1⁄10 troy ounce(3.393g) of gold.  The range was gradually expanded and includes also a massive fifty ounces (50 oz) gold coin, five ounces (5 oz) gold, two ounces (2 oz) gold, twentieth-ounce (1⁄20 oz) gold and fiftieth ounce (1⁄50 oz) gold, a platinum ounce(1 oz),  plus two ounces(2 oz)  silver and one-ounce(1 oz) silver.

    Coin Specifications:

    Country

    South Africa

    Year

    1980

    Value

    1/10 oz

    Metal

    Gold

    91.67% Au, 8.33% Cu(22 karat)

    Weight

    3.393 gram(1/2 Troy)

    Diameter

    16.55 mm

    Thickness

    1.35mm

    Obverse Design

    Otto Schultz

    Reverse Design

    Coert Steynberg (CLS)

    Shape

    Round

    Last issue of series

    Obverse

    Features the Portrait of Paul Kruger(facing left). Born Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger(President of the old Republic of South Africa 1883-1900), he was better known to a generation of Dutch-descended South African farmers as Oom Paul, or Uncle Paul, for his support of the Boer cause in South Africa during the Boer Wars against Great Britain.

    Lettering:  

    SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA

    Reverse

    Springbok Antelope - one of the national symbols of South Africa

    The antelope has featured on the reverse along with Krugers effigy on the obverse since 1967 when the first Gold Krugerrands were issued. The Springbok antelope design comes from Coert Steynberg.

     Lettering:  

     1/10 KRUGERRAND  (Top Centre)

    19                               80

    The year of issue is shown broken in half and displayed on both sides of the Springbok Antelope.

    FYNGOUD 1/10 OZ FINE GOLD

    CLS (initials, just below the right field above the word, GOLD and below the ground under the Springbok)

    Edge

    Reeded (no edge inscription)

     

    Mintage

    Proof Mintage

    1980

    856,975

    60,000

    Denomination Diameter*
    (mm)
    Thickness*
    (mm)
    Weight
    (g)
    Fineness Gold content Edge
    reeded
    (g) (oz t)
    1 oz

    32.62mm - 32.77mm

    2.870mm - 2.972mm (<1976)

    2.740mm - 2.972mm(1976-February 1979)

    2.740mm - 2.972mm(>1979)

    33.930g 22 karat 91.67% 31.10g 1.000 160**
    1/2 oz 26.93mm - 27.07mm

    2.115mm  -2.215mm

    16.965g 22 karat 91.67% 15.55g 0.500 185
    1/4 oz 21.94mm - 22.06mm 1.888mm - 1.788mm 8.482g 22 karat 91.67% 7.775g 0.250 150
    1/10 oz 16.45mm - 16.55mm 1.25mm - 1.35mm 3.393g 22 karat 91.67% 3.111g 0.100 115
    * Maximum dimensions

    Material
    Gold
    Denomination
    1/10 oz
    Shape
    Round
    Time
    1900s
    Object
    Animal - Springbok
    Person (king, queen, tsar, president)
    Rulers
    Paul Kruger

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