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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