The Big Five series was first introduced in 2019. The South African Mint celebrates Africa’s unique natural heritage by embodying the strength and beauty of the Big Five in this new series.

This series will include the elephant, lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo. This coin is part of the first bullion coin series manufactured exclusively from South African Platinum.

Coin Specifications:

Country

South Africa

Year

2019

Mintage

Limited Edition: 500

Value

1 oz, R20

Metal

Platinum (Pt 999.5)


Weight

31.107gm

Diameter

32.69mm

Thickness

Obverse Design

P Botes

Reverse Design

P Botes

Shape

Round

Last issue of series

Obverse

Features a close-up of the lion's head

Lettering:  

SOUTH AFRICA

Coat of Arms

BIG FIVE 2019

Reverse

Lettering:

TWENTY RAND

1OZ

Pt 999.5

PB(lower left is the die-sink initials)

Edge

Milled (no inscription)



Material
Platinum
Denomination
1 oz
Shape
Round
Time
2000s
Object
Animal - Lion

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