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

Gold Ounce (1 oz), Coin Type from South Africa (issued 1967 - )
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 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 one-ounce (1 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 Kruggerands retained their specifications (22-carat gold) while other coins issued after 1994 are 99.99% gold; just as the Krugerrand though, they contain exactly one ounce of pure gold or 1oz Absolute Gold Weight (1.000 oz AGW).

Obverse
South Africa / Gold Ounce (1 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 Ounce (1 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: KRUGERRAND.

Around below, the composition and weight in Afrikaans and English: FYNGOUD 1 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 KRUGERRAND [year] FYNGOUD 1 OZ FINE GOLD
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

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

Coin Type: Gold Ounce (1 oz) - (78) Coins
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Gold Ounce 1967 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 1967 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1967 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 50,000
Gold Ounce 1968 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 1968 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1968 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 30,000
Gold Ounce 1969 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 1969 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1969 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 30,000
Gold Ounce 1970 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 1970 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1970 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 221,018
Gold Ounce 1971 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 1971 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1971 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 556,200
Gold Ounce 1972 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 1972 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1972 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 550,325
Gold Ounce 1973 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 1973 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1973 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 869,300
Gold Ounce 1974 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 1974 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1974 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 3,209,352
Gold Ounce 1975 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 1975 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1975 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 4,809,525
Gold Ounce 1976 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 1976 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1976 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 3,011,545
Gold Ounce 1977 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 1977 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1977 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 3,339,844
Gold Ounce 1978 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 1978 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1978 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 6,022,293
Gold Ounce 1979 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 1979 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1979 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 4,952,555
Gold Ounce 1980 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 1980 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1980 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 3,061,396
Gold Ounce 1981 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 1981 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1981 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 3,198,727
Gold Ounce 1982 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 1982 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1982 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 2,685,466
Gold Ounce 1983 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 1983 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1983 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 3,368,161
Gold Ounce 1984 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 1984 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1984 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 2,069,689
Gold Ounce 1985 Parliament South Africa / Gold Ounce 1985 Parliament - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1985 Parliament - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 3,019
Gold Ounce 1985 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 1985 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1985 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 874,995
Gold Ounce 1986 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 1986 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1986 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 21,040
Gold Ounce 1987 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 1987 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1987 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mints:
- Rand Refinery: 109,990
- Gold Reef City Mint: 1,160
Total Mintage: 111,150
Gold Ounce 1988 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 1988 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1988 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mints:
- Rand Refinery: 618,527
- Gold Reef City Mint: 1,220
Total Mintage: 619,747
Gold Ounce 1989 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 1989 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1989 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mints:
- Rand Refinery: 198,402
- Gold Reef City Mint: 987
Total Mintage: 199,389
Gold Ounce 1990 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 1990 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1990 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mints:
- Rand Refinery: 393,359
- Gold Reef City Mint: 1,066
Total Mintage: 394,425
Gold Ounce 1991 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 1991 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1991 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mints:
- Rand Refinery: 284,939
- Gold Reef City Mint: 426
Total Mintage: 285,365
Gold Ounce 1992 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 1992 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1992 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 3,870
Gold Ounce 1993 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 1993 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1993 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 166,303
Gold Ounce 1994 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 1994 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1994 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 131,291
Gold Ounce 1995 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 1995 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1995 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 60,308
Gold Ounce 1996 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 1996 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1996 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 12,062
Gold Ounce 1997 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 1997 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1997 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 1,765
Gold Ounce 1998 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 1998 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1998 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 8,276
Gold Ounce 1999 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 1999 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 1999 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 19,838
Gold Ounce 2000 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 2000 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2000 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 41,136
Gold Ounce 2001 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 2001 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2001 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 17,015
Gold Ounce 2002 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 2002 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2002 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 23,531
Gold Ounce 2003 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 2003 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2003 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 52,061
Gold Ounce 2004 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 2004 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2004 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 79,253
Gold Ounce 2005 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 2005 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2005 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 22,954
Gold Ounce 2006 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 2006 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2006 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 56,547
Gold Ounce 2007 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 2007 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2007 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 318,319
Gold Ounce 2008 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 2008 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2008 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 245,163
Gold Ounce 2009 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 2009 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2009 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 750,959
Gold Ounce 2010 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 2010 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2010 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 530,930
Gold Ounce 2011 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 2011 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2011 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
Gold Ounce 2012 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 2012 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2012 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
Gold Ounce 2013 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 2013 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2013 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
Gold Ounce 2014 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 2014 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2014 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
Gold Ounce 2015 Jackal South Africa / Gold Ounce 2015 Jackal - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2015 Jackal - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Ounce 2015 Mandela - Early Years South Africa / Gold Ounce 2015 Mandela - Early Years - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2015 Mandela - Early Years - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Ounce 2015 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 2015 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2015 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
Gold Ounce 2016 Hyena South Africa / Gold Ounce 2016 Hyena - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2016 Hyena - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Ounce 2016 Cheetah South Africa / Gold Ounce 2016 Cheetah - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2016 Cheetah - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Ounce 2016 Mandela - Justice South Africa / Gold Ounce 2016 Mandela - Justice - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2016 Mandela - Justice - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Ounce 2016 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 2016 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2016 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
Gold Ounce 2017 OR Tambo Centenary South Africa / Gold Ounce 2017 OR Tambo Centenary - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2017 OR Tambo Centenary - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Ounce 2017 Mandela - Freedom Struggle South Africa / Gold Ounce 2017 Mandela - Freedom Struggle - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2017 Mandela - Freedom Struggle - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Ounce 2017 Springbok South Africa / Gold Ounce 2017 Springbok - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2017 Springbok - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 1,800
Gold Ounce 2017 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 2017 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2017 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
Gold Ounce 2018 Mandela - Robben Island South Africa / Gold Ounce 2018 Mandela - Robben Island - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2018 Mandela - Robben Island - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 2,000
Gold Ounce 2018 Rise of the Dinosaurs South Africa / Gold Ounce 2018 Rise of the Dinosaurs - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2018 Rise of the Dinosaurs - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 1,000
Gold Ounce 2018 Nelson Mandela Centenary South Africa / Gold Ounce 2018 Nelson Mandela Centenary - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2018 Nelson Mandela Centenary - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 400
Gold Ounce 2018 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 2018 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2018 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
Gold Ounce 2019 Australopithecus Africanus South Africa / Gold Ounce 2019 Australopithecus Africanus - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2019 Australopithecus Africanus - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 950
Gold Ounce 2019 Constitutional Court South Africa / Gold Ounce 2019 Constitutional Court - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2019 Constitutional Court - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 450
Gold Ounce 2019 Nelson Mandela South Africa / Gold Ounce 2019 Nelson Mandela - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2019 Nelson Mandela - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 2,000
Gold Ounce 2019 Big Five - Elephant South Africa / Gold Ounce 2019 Big Five - Elephant - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2019 Big Five - Elephant - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 600
Gold Ounce 2019 Big Five - Lion South Africa / Gold Ounce 2019 Big Five - Lion - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2019 Big Five - Lion - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 600
Gold Ounce 2019 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 2019 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2019 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
Gold Ounce 2020 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 2020 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2020 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
Gold Ounce 2020 Big Five - Rhino South Africa / Gold Ounce 2020 Big Five - Rhino - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2020 Big Five - Rhino - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 600
Gold Ounce 2020 Big Five - Leopard South Africa / Gold Ounce 2020 Big Five - Leopard - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2020 Big Five - Leopard - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 600
Gold Ounce 2021 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 2021 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2021 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
Gold Ounce 2021 Big Five - Buffalo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2021 Big Five - Buffalo - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2021 Big Five - Buffalo - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 600
Gold Ounce 2021 Big Five - Elephant South Africa / Gold Ounce 2021 Big Five - Elephant - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2021 Big Five - Elephant - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 600
Gold Ounce 2022 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Ounce 2022 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2022 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
Gold Ounce 2022 Big Five - Lion South Africa / Gold Ounce 2022 Big Five - Lion - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Ounce 2022 Big Five - Lion - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 600
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Gold Ounce (1 oz): Details
CountrySouth Africa
CurrencyRand
Sub-types Gold Ounce (1 oz) Krugerrand
From1967
Face ValueVaries (x Rand)
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.690 mm
Mass31.107 g