2015 The Black-Backed Jackal - Reverse R10
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    • 2015 The Black-Backed Jackal - Reverse Obverse
    • 2015 The Black-Backed Jackal - Reverse R100
    • 2015 The Black-Backed Jackal - Reverse R50
    • 2015 The Black-Backed Jackal - Reverse R20

    Natura - 2015 The Black-Backed Jackal, Prestige Set (4 coin set, 24 ct gold)

    G24-PRE-NA15

    The Natura Prestige Set consists of four 24 carat gold coins (1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz) packaged together in a box made from either “Kiaat”or “Imbuya” wood. In addition each set has a plaque featuring the name “Natura Prestige Set” as well as the year “2015” and the individual number of the set. Each set issued has an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

     

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    The Natura pure-gold coin series was launched in 1994. It has become one of the SA Mint’s most sought-after coin collections, winning many international awards. A new theme within the series, ‘Nocturnal Hunters’, was introduced in 2014; the first predator to feature on the coins was the leopard. In 2015, the black-backed jackal is depicted.

    The fossil records of the black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas) found in South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania date back two million years. Today, this ancient form of canid has adapted to a wide range of habitats, from city suburbs to the desert. Its versatility has earned it a reputation of cunningness and superior intelligence.

    Also referred to as the silver-back or red jackal, the black-backed jackal has a reddish-brown coat and a black-tipped bushy tail; the fur on its back is a striking blend of silver and black while the underparts are white. The dog-like head, pointed muzzle and upstanding pointed ears are a deep russet red.

    Due to its striking appearance and wide distribution, the black-backed jackal is one of Africa’s most common and best-known predators. These versatile hunters are mainly active during the night, often spotted at dawn or at dusk, and their haunting call is a typical sound in the African bush at night.

    The moon represents the ‘Nocturnal Hunters’ theme of 2015 and unifies the four coins in the Natura series.

    Obverse: The portrait of a black-backed jackal features on the obverse of the 1oz coin in the ‘Nocturnal Hunters’ theme of 2015, together with the year ‘2015’ and the words ‘South Africa’.  Above, the legend SOUTH AFRICA; vertically to the right, the date of issue 2016.  Below right in small letters, the initials of the designer and engraver (die-sinker) MJS (for MJ Scheepers).

    On the reverse of each coin, different aspects of the black-backed jackal’s behaviour are shown. The R100 (1oz) coin depicts the jackal lying lazily on its front paws. On the R50 (1/2oz) coin, a jackal pair which has mated for life is featured. The R20 (1/4oz) coin shows a black-backed jackal hunting for rodents while the R10 (1/10oz) coin portrays a mother jackal with her pup.

    R100 Reverse: Depict a black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas) facing the viewer; in the background, the silhouette of a jackal howling at a large moon, symbolising the nocturnal habits of the animal. Above, the name of the coin series NATURA; vertically to the right, the face value and denomination R 100 (One Hundred Rand).  Around right, the metal content: 1 oz Au 999.9Au is abbreviated from Aurum, which means "gold" in Latin and is used internationally on gold bullion coinage). Below right in small letters, the initials of the designer and engraver (die-sinker) MJS (for MJ Scheepers).

    R50 Reverse: Depict a couple of Jackals (Canis mesomelas), with a silhouette of howling jackal.   Above, the legend SOUTH AFRICA; vertically to the right, the date of issue 2016.  Below right in small letters, the initials of the designer and engraver (die-sinker) MJS (for MJ Scheepers).

    R20 Reverse: Depict two jackals (Canis mesomelas) hunting; in the background, the silhouette of a jackal howling at a large moon, symbolising the nocturnal habits of the animal. Below, the name of the coin series NATURA; vertically to the right, the face value and denomination R 20 (Twenty Rand).   Around above left, the metal content: 1/4 oz Au 999.9Au is abbreviated from Aurum, which means "gold" in Latin and is used internationally on gold bullion coinage).  Below right, the initials of the engraver (die-sinker) CM (for C Moses); the designer is MJ Scheepers.

    R10 Reverse:  Depict a mother jackal (Canis mesomelas) with her pup; in the background, the silhouette of a jackal howling at a large moon, symbolising the nocturnal habits of the animal.  Vertically to the right, the name of the coin series NATURA; below, the face value and denomination R 10 (Ten Rand). Around left, the metal content: 1/10 oz Au 999.9Au is abbreviated from Aurum, which means "gold" in Latin and is used internationally on gold bullion coinage). Above right, the initials of the engraver (die-sinker) VLC (for VL Chipa); the designer is MJ Scheepers.

    Natura Coin Specifications - Limited 1000

     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:MD MathobelaMJ ScheepersC MosesVL Chipa
    Reverse Artist:MJ ScheepersMJ ScheepersMJ ScheepersMJ Scheepers
    Obverse Die-Sinker :MJ ScheepersMJ ScheepersMJ ScheepersMJ Scheepers
    Obverse Artist: MJ ScheepersMJ ScheepersMJ ScheepersMJ Scheepers

    Product Details
    G24-PRE-NA15

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    Currency
    Rand
    Material
    Gold
    Shape
    Round
    Time
    2000s
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    Reference: G24-PRE-NA13

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