1998 Coelacanth(R2, 1/4 oz, 24 ct gold)

1998 Coelacanth(R2, 1/4 oz, 24 ct gold)

R2 Gold Coin - Coelacanth "The living Fossil"

 

Coin Specifications

Country

South Africa

Year

1998

Value

Gold Two Rand, 1/4th Oz Fine

Metal

Gold .999 (24 Carat Gold)

Weight

7.777gm

Diameter

22.00mm

Thickness

1.3mm

Obverse Design

Arthur Sutherland(ALS)

Under Coat of arms - left hand side

Reverse Design

Aldrid Minnie(AM)

right of fossil

Shape

Round

Obverse

COA of South Africa

Lettering:

SOUTH AFRICA

1998

Reverse

Stylised form of a fossil. Scientists thought to be extinct untill a specimen was discovered by a fishing trawler around 1939.  Some of these fish have since been found just off the coast of islands in the Indian Ocean.

Lettering:  R2

Edge

Reeded

Mintage

 

Mintage

Proof Mintage

1997

386

386

  

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