2017 marks the milestone 50th anniversary of The South African Gold Krugerrand, the world's first modern gold bullion coin. The Krugerrand has been the model for all other bullion coins issued since its 1967 debut. The Krugerrand remains the most widely held bullion coin in the world, and the most traded coin in history.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Gold Krugerrand, the award-winning South African Mint has just released a limited FIRST EVER issue: A stunning new one-ounce pure Silver Krugerrand!
Issued by South Africa, the Silver Krugerrand is official legal-tender, struck in a full ounce of 99.9% pure silver. The silver coin bears the timeless design of the original: South African President Paul Kruger on one side, and the symbolic South African Springbok antelope on the other. In addition, each one-ounce silver coin features a special 50th anniversary mint mark.
The dies for the 2017 Silver Krugerrand have been digitally enhanced through innovative laser-etching technology not available in 1967. The results are razor-sharp detail, highlights, and shading not seen on a Krugerrand coin before. The first 2017 Krugerrands to showcase this technology will be Premium Uncirculated Silver Krugerrands, being officially distributed to American collectors exclusively by both GovMint.com and ModernCoinMart.com.
"The Krugerrand is one of the most respected and collected coins of the last century" said Bill Gale, President of GovMint.com and ModernCoinMart. "We are honored to be named by the South African Mint as the exclusive U.S. distributor for the 2017 Premium Uncirculated Silver Krugerrand. It is a fitting tribute to the 50th anniversary of this landmark coin. The Krugerrand legacy truly endures."
Since 1984, GovMint.com has been one of the world's leading sources of collectible coins. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, GovMint.com is an official distributor for seven major world mints and offers collectible coins from over 120 countries. GovMint.com has four offices in the U.S. More information at www.GovMint.com or call 800-642-9160.
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