1oz Krugerrand, South Africa, 1968, Gold, Reverse
    1oz Krugerrand, South Africa, 1968, Gold, Obverse
    1oz Krugerrand, South Africa, 1968, Gold, Reverse
    1oz Krugerrand, South Africa, 1968, Gold, Obverse

    1oz Krugerrand, South Africa, 1968, Gold

    South Africa, 1968, 1oz Krugerrand Gold, Republic of South Africa(RSA)

     

    The Krugerrand was first introduced in 1967 as a vehicle for private ownership of gold.  

    Named after First President Paul Kruger, a four term president of the old South African Republic.

    Since 1980, Krugerrands were minted in three smaller sizes 1/10 oz, 1/4 oz and 1/2 oz.

    Country

    South Africa

    Year

    1968

    Mintage

    MINTAGE 30,000

    PROOF MINTAGE 8,956

    PROOF 17,000

    Value

    1 oz

    Metal

    Gold (22 karat)

    Weight

    33.93gm (1 Troy)

    Diameter

    32.77mm

    Thickness

    2.84mm

    Obverse Design

    Otto Schultz

    Reverse Design

    Coert Steynberg (CLS)

    Shape

    Round

    Last issue of series

    Obverse

    Portrait of Paul Kruger

    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 with Great Britain.

    Lettering:  

    SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA

    Reverse

    Springbok Antelopeone 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:

    Coert Steynberg initials "CLS" can be found directly above the word "GOLD" under the Springbok Antelope.

    KRUGERRAND (Top Centre)

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

    FYN GOUD 1OZ FINE GOLD

    Edge

    Reeded

    DenominationDiameter*
    (mm)
    Thickness*
    (mm)
    Weight
    (g)
    FinenessGold contentEdge
    reeded
    (g)(oz t)
    1 oz32.772.8433.93022 karat 91.67%31.1031.000160**
    1/2 oz27.072.21516.96522 karat 91.67%15.5520.500185
    1/4 oz22.061.8888.48222 karat 91.67%7.7760.250150
    1/10 oz16.551.353.39322 karat 91.67%3.1100.100115
    * Maximum dimensions

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