2015 Natura Launch Set, Coin Set from South Africa - detailed information

2015 Natura Launch Set
Set Name2015 Natura Launch Set
South Africa / 2015 Natura Launch Set - photo

The 2015 Natura special edition set is made up of a R100 1oz gold coin (one of four sizes issued in 2016) and a pewter fold-out sundial with a jackal motif; the coin has an obverse privy mark, available only on coins in this set.

A new theme in the Natura coin series, Nocturnal hunters, was introduced in 2014. The first predator to feature on the coins was the leopard, followed by the black-backed jackal in 2015.

The fossil records of the black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas) found in South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania date back two million years. Today, this ancient form of canid has adapted to a wide range of habitats, from city suburbs to the desert. Its versatility has earned it a reputation of cunningness and superior intelligence.

Also referred to as the silver-back or red jackal, the black-backed jackal has a reddish-brown coat and a black-tipped bushy tail; the fur on its back is a striking blend of silver and black while the underparts are white. The dog-like head, pointed muzzle and upstanding pointed ears are a deep russet red.

MintSouth African Mint Mintageunknown
PackagingWooden Box
Coins included in the set
Royal Mint
Royal Mint
Coin Set Details
CountrySouth Africa
Mintage Limit200
Coins GradeProof
Material0.9999 Gold
Release PriceZAR 35,900.00
Product CodeG24-LC-NA115
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