South Africa has good reputation for silver coins in same
league as Australian and Canadian Mints.
Coins of all these countries have been influenced by their
wealth of these minerals ,gold and silver and each country has massive mines
Also this country was first to make a one ounce gold coin
known as the Krugerrand in 1967 and this coin has been popular with gold
collectors ever since.
The Krugerrand is one ounce and 32.77 mm dimaeter,2.84 mm thickness,
Serrations 160 and weighs 33.930
Weight is very important in coins as counterfeits made from tungsten
and gold plated do not weight correct weight
Another gold coin is the2 Rand coin 1966
The silver five shillings coin is 80% silver content 1948 to 1951 and 50% silver 1951 , South Africa
Queen ELIZABETH II 5 Shillings Silver Coin Springbrook and the two shillings
coin is 50% silver.as this country was under British rule they did introduce
the three pence and six pence
Production has been high for these coins so increase has
been closely set to the silver spot price
SA Mint was established in Pretoria in 1892 and has been
world leader in silver and coin bullion.aftre the Bore war it wa s British
colony and hence similar coinage was introduced in 1920
Other countries with large silver mints have more different
production schedules so coin is more different and even the Canadian maple is
collected by yearly productions
The mandala series coin were popular and some were bi metallic coins .
south Africa category also has coins from Swaziland ,Malawi and
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