Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz), Coin Type from South Africa - detailed information

Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz), Coin Type from South Africa (issued 1980 - )
Coin TypeGold Half Ounce (1/2 oz)

South Africa pioneered modern bullion coinage when it first issued the Krugerrand on 3 July 1967 to help market South African gold; it is the first modern bullion coin and is still issued today.

Gradually, the South African Mint started diversifying the range, first by issuing fractional Krugerrands, then by introducing different designs to the gold half-ounce (1/2 oz) format. These include the Protea series, the Natura series, as well as one-year types that do not fall into a particular series. The half-Krugerrands retain their specifications (22-carat gold) while the other coin series issued after 1994 are 99.99% gold; just as the half-Krugerrand though, they contain exactly half ounce of pure gold or 1/2 oz Absolute Gold Weight (0.500 oz AGW).

Obverse
South Africa / Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz) - obverse photo

The obverse of the Krugerrand coin depicts a portrait of Paul Kruger, President of the South African Republic (or Transvaal) from 1883 to 1900, facing left.

Around above, the legend SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA. Suid-Afrika is the name of South Africa in Afrikaans, which was the only official language of the country apart from English at the time the coins were initially issued.

Coins of the other series are individually described in the listings below.

Obverse Inscription SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Reverse
South Africa / Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz) - reverse photo

The reverse of the Krugerrand shows at its centre a Springbok antelope, the national animal symbol of South Africa, which divides the date: [year].

Around above, the name of the coin: 1/2 KRUGERRAND.

Around below, the composition and weight in Afrikaans and English: FYNGOUD 1/2 OZ FINE GOLD.

The designer's initials CLS (for Coert Laurens Steynberg) are in the right field between the letters OL of GOLD and the ground under the Springbok.

Coins of the other series are individually described in the listings below.

Reverse Inscription 1/2 KRUGERRAND [year] FYNGOUD 1/2 OZ FINE GOLD
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

For other coins and bullion products of the same size, see also:
- Austria half ounce gold Vienna Philharmonic
- Australia gold half ounce (legal tender) and gold half ounce private bullion
- United Kingdom gold half ounce (legal tender) and gold half ounce private bullion

Coin Type: Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz) - (49) Coins
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Gold Half Ounce 1980 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1980 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1980 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 374,373
Gold Half Ounce 1981 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1981 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1981 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 178,014
Gold Half Ounce 1982 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1982 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1982 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 429,390
Gold Half Ounce 1983 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1983 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1983 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 60,405
Gold Half Ounce 1984 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1984 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1984 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 186,660
Gold Half Ounce 1985 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1985 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1985 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 103,634
Gold Half Ounce 1986 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1986 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1986 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 8,613
Gold Half Ounce 1987 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1987 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1987 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mints:
- Rand Refinery: 4,203
- Gold Reef City Mint: 1,186
Total Mintage: 5,389
Gold Half Ounce 1988 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1988 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1988 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mints:
- Rand Refinery: 7,516
- Gold Reef City Mint: 1,026
Total Mintage: 8,542
Gold Half Ounce 1989 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1989 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1989 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mints:
- Rand Refinery: 8,308
- Gold Reef City Mint: 399
Total Mintage: 8,707
Gold Half Ounce 1990 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1990 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1990 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mints:
- Rand Refinery: 1,784
- Gold Reef City Mint: 1,066
Total Mintage: 2,850
Gold Half Ounce 1991 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1991 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mints:
- Rand Refinery: 3,033
- Gold Reef City Mint: 426
Total Mintage: 3,459
Gold Half Ounce 1992 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1992 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1992 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 1,501
Gold Half Ounce 1993 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1993 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1993 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 13,239
Gold Half Ounce 1994 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1994 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1994 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 18,056
Gold Half Ounce 1995 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1995 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1995 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 11,429
Gold Half Ounce 1996 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1996 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1996 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 5,099
Gold Half Ounce 1997 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1997 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1997 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 12,628
Gold Half Ounce 1998 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1998 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1998 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 1,303
Gold Half Ounce 1999 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1999 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 1999 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 25,885
Gold Half Ounce 2000 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2000 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2000 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 30,757
Gold Half Ounce 2001 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2001 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2001 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 13,641
Gold Half Ounce 2002 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2002 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2002 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 2,295
Gold Half Ounce 2003 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2003 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2003 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 14,158
Gold Half Ounce 2004 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2004 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2004 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 3,288
Gold Half Ounce 2005 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2005 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2005 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 6,198
Gold Half Ounce 2006 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2006 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2006 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 14,257
Gold Half Ounce 2007 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2007 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2007 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 15,623
Gold Half Ounce 2008 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2008 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2008 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 14,653
Gold Half Ounce 2009 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2009 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2009 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 45,131
Gold Half Ounce 2010 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2010 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2010 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 22,880
Gold Half Ounce 2011 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2011 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2011 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2012 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2012 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 2013 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2013 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2013 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 2014 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2014 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2014 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 2015 Jackal South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2015 Jackal - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2015 Jackal - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 2015 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2015 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2015 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 2016 Hyena South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2016 Hyena - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2016 Hyena - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 2016 Cheetah South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2016 Cheetah - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2016 Cheetah - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 2016 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2016 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2016 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 2017 Springbok South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2017 Springbok - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2017 Springbok - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 1,800
Gold Half Ounce 2017 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2017 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2017 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 2018 Rise of the Dinosaurs South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2018 Rise of the Dinosaurs - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2018 Rise of the Dinosaurs - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 1,800
Gold Half Ounce 2018 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2018 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2018 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 2019 Paranthropus Robustus South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2019 Paranthropus Robustus - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2019 Paranthropus Robustus - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 750
Gold Half Ounce 2019 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2019 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2019 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 2020 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2020 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2020 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
Gold Half Ounce 2021 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2021 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2021 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 600
Gold Half Ounce 2022 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2022 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2022 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
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Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz): Details
CountrySouth Africa
CurrencyRand
Sub-types Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz) Krugerrand
From1980
Face ValueVaries (x Rand)
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size27.000 mm
Mass15.553 g