The Peace Park Series Prestige Set consists of the sterling silver coins (50c, 20c, 10c and 5c) packaged together in a wooden box which is made from an indigenous South African wood called “Emboya”. The Cape Griffon Vulture which resides in the Maloti Drakensberg Transfrontier Project features on the lid of the box. Each set issued has an individually...
2013 Diesel Electric, Combination Silver Set, Proof
Two Coin Combination Sterling Silver Set (Proof) - Limited Edition: 700
Packaged in a wooden box together with a individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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The sterling silver R2 Crown and 2 ½ c Tickey were re-introduced as a combined commemorative coin series in 1997. The latest theme in this series is called “TRAINS OF SOUTH AFRICA”. In 2012, the first of the trains to be portrayed was The Gautrain. Diesel Electric Locomotives is the next train theme to be featured.
The diesel electric locomotives featured on the coins represent different eras in South Africa’s rail history. The Class 35-200 features on the 2 ½ c Tickey and the Class 43-000 on the R2 Crown.
South African Railways (SAR) contracted both General Motors (GM) and General Electric (GE) to supply their respective standard Class 35 models that were modified for SAR service. The main objective was to replace the steam locomotives working on the branch lines in the 1970s.
|R2(Sterling Silver)||2 1/2 Tickey(Sterling Silver)|
|Mass||1.08 Troy oz||0.05 Troy oz|
|Diameter ||38.73 mm||16.30mm|
|Weight(g)||Ag 925 Cu 75||1.414g|
|Obverse Die-Sinker |
Each coin issued has an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity. This Certificate of Authenticity guarantees the quality and authenticity of the coin made by the South African Mint Company.
Certificate of Authenticity
This Certificate of Authenticity guarantees the quality and authenticity of the coins made by the South African Mint Company.
Each coin and coin set issued by the South African Mint Company has a Certificate of Authenticity. The certificate describes the coin’s specifications, the year, the limited edition as well as a short description of the product. It also depicts the signature of the South African Mint’s Managing Director, Mr Andile Mvinjelwa. To prevent the duplication of a South African Mint product, the certificates are re-designed each year to include the coin design and each certificate is individually numbered according to the limited edition of the coin or set. As another security measure, the South African Mint’s logo, which is printed in transparent ink and only visible under ultra-violet light, features as part of the layout.
This Combination Set consists of the sterling silver 2½ c (Tickey) and R2 (Crown) coins, which are packaged together in a wooden box with a silver miniature of South Africa’s Antarctic supply and oceanographic research vessel, the SA Agulhas. The wood from which the box is made is an indigenous South African wood called “African Rosewood”.
Limited Edition: 500 for each series In 2006, the South African Mint Company entered into a joint project with the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT). The Mint has created a special 15-piece sterling silver medallion set, called “The Natural Heritage Prestige Set”. A very special wooden box has been developed to house these beautiful 15 medallions.
Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier (TFCA) Prestige Set(4 coin set) - Limited Edition The Silver Series features the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA) consists of the sterling silver coins (50c, 20c, 10c and 5c) packaged together in a wooden box which is made from an indigenous South African wood called “Emboya”.