2019 Natura Prestige Set, Coin Set from South Africa - detailed information

2019 Natura Prestige Set
Set Name2019 Natura Prestige Set
South Africa / 2019 Natura Prestige Set - photo

The prestige set is comprised of all five gold coins in the 2019 Natura range: the R100 1oz, R50 1/2oz, R20 1/4oz, R10 1/10oz and the R5 1/20oz.

The second instalment of the palaeontology theme features the "Cradle of Humankind - hominids". Hominin species refer to any member of the family tree that split from the common ancestor we share with chimpanzees and ultimately ended with the appearance of humans, while the term hominid is used to include humankind and the chimpanzee, bonobo, gorilla and orangutan.

These species are represented by the hundreds of thousands of fossils that have been discovered in virtually every province in South Africa, which are far more than the hominin fossils that have been discovered in the rest of the world put together. These fossils also represent more hominin species than those found in any other country in the world.

Thus Africa can be regarded as the birthplace of humankind and therefore everyone on earth can trace their ancestry back to Africa. Of all the countries in the world, no one can tell the story of human origins better than South Africa. The title ‘Cradle of Humankind’ is well deserved because more hominin species have been discovered in South Africa than any other country in the world.

The set is packaged in a beautiful, high-gloss box ideal for this complete collection.

MintSouth African Mint Mintageunknown
PackagingWooden Box
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Royal Mint
Royal Mint
Coin Set Details
CountrySouth Africa
CurrencyRand
Issued2019
Coins5
Mintageunknown
Mintage Limit250
Coins GradeProof
Material0.9999 Gold
Release PriceZAR 64,995.00
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