Introducing the 2 oz Silver Krugerrand Series, a limited edition coin with a worldwide mintage of only 10,000, marking its fourth year of availability. Initially launched in 2017 as a premium BU (Brilliant Uncirculated) coin to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Gold Krugerrand, it has now evolved into a sought-after Proof coin, attracting both investors and collectors alike.
The Silver Krugerrand bears the same iconic design as its golden counterpart, featuring the image of Paul Kruger, the first president of the South African Republic. However, unlike the Gold Krugerrand, it does not carry a face value. The original design from 1967 remains intact, symbolizing the historical significance of 19th-century South African political and military events.
On the reverse side, the coin portrays a springbok, the national animal of South Africa, alongside the minting date. The springbok appears to be depicted in motion, while President Kruger's image pays tribute to the country's past.
The addition of the Silver bullion coin to the South African Mint's collection was in honor of the Golden Jubilee celebrations. During the preparations for this momentous occasion, the mint's designers conducted a thorough examination of the Krugerrand, discovering that some of the original artistic details had been lost over time. Utilizing modern technology, the mint skillfully restored these intricate details, enhancing the overall beauty of the Krugerrand.
With its historical significance, exquisite design, and limited mintage, the 2 oz Silver Krugerrand Series has become a treasured item for those who appreciate both precious metals and numismatic artistry.