Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz), Coin Type from South Africa - detailed information

Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz), Coin Type from South Africa (issued 1980 - )
Coin TypeGold Quarter Ounce (1/4 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 quarter-ounce (1/4 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 quarter-Krugerrands retain their specifications (22-carat gold) while the other coin series issued after 1994 are 99.99% gold; just as the quarter-Krugerrand though, they contain exactly a quarter ounce of pure gold or 1/4 oz Absolute Gold Weight (0.250 oz AGW).

Obverse
South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 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 Quarter Ounce (1/4 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: 1/4 KRUGERRAND.

Around below, the composition and weight in Afrikaans and English: FYNGOUD 1/4 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 1/4 KRUGERRAND [year] FYNGOUD 1/4 OZ FINE GOLD
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

For other coins and bullion products of the same size, see also:
- Austria quarter ounce gold Vienna Philharmonic
- Australia gold quarter ounce
- United Kingdom gold quarter ounce

Coin Type: Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz) - (57) Coins
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Gold Quarter Ounce 1980 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1980 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1980 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 533,878
Gold Quarter Ounce 1981 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1981 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1981 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 726,428
Gold Quarter Ounce 1982 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1982 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1982 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 1,269,168
Gold Quarter Ounce 1983 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1983 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1983 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 63,687
Gold Quarter Ounce 1984 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1984 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1984 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 502,971
Gold Quarter Ounce 1985 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1985 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1985 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 593,893
Gold Quarter Ounce 1986 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1986 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1986 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 8,613
Gold Quarter Ounce 1987 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1987 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1987 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mints:
- Rand Refinery: 4,929
- Gold Reef City Mint: 1,121
Total Mintage: 6,050
Gold Quarter Ounce 1988 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1988 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1988 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mints:
- Rand Refinery: 7,973
- Gold Reef City Mint: 835
Total Mintage: 8,808
Gold Quarter Ounce 1989 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1989 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1989 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mints:
- Rand Refinery: 8,941
- Gold Reef City Mint: 318
Total Mintage: 9,259
Gold Quarter Ounce 1990 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1990 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1990 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mints:
- Rand Refinery: 1,684
- Gold Reef City Mint: 1,066
Total Mintage: 2,750
Gold Quarter Ounce 1991 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1991 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1991 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mints:
- Rand Refinery: 1,200
- Gold Reef City Mint: 426
Total Mintage: 1,626
Gold Quarter Ounce 1992 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1992 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 1,629
Gold Quarter Ounce 1993 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1993 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 3,061
Gold Quarter Ounce 1994 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1994 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1994 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 40,621
Gold Quarter Ounce 1995 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1995 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 13,980
Gold Quarter Ounce 1996 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1996 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 1,853
Gold Quarter Ounce 1997 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1997 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1997 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 1,470
Gold Quarter Ounce 1998 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1998 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1998 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 5,638
Gold Quarter Ounce 1999 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1999 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 1999 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 36,834
Gold Quarter Ounce 2000 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2000 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2000 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 37,482
Gold Quarter Ounce 2001 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2001 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2001 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 18,289
Gold Quarter Ounce 2002 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2002 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2002 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 15,442
Gold Quarter Ounce 2003 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2003 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 16,368
Gold Quarter Ounce 2004 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2004 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 4,570
Gold Quarter Ounce 2005 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2005 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2005 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 5,871
Gold Quarter Ounce 2006 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2006 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2006 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 12,846
Gold Quarter Ounce 2007 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2007 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 10,884
Gold Quarter Ounce 2008 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2008 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2008 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 18,616
Gold Quarter Ounce 2009 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2009 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 45,716
Gold Quarter Ounce 2010 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2010 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 40,883
Gold Quarter Ounce 2011 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2011 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2011 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
Gold Quarter Ounce 2012 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2012 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2012 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
Gold Quarter Ounce 2013 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2013 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2013 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
Gold Quarter Ounce 2014 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2014 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2014 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 Jackal South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 Jackal - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 Jackal - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 KBR - Mountains South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 KBR - Mountains - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 KBR - Mountains - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 KBR - Species South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 KBR - Species - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 KBR - Species - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 Griqua Town South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 Griqua Town - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 Griqua Town - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 CWCBR - North South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 CWCBR - North - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 CWCBR - North - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 CWCBR - South South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 CWCBR - South - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 CWCBR - South - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Hyena South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Hyena - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Hyena - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Cheetah South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Cheetah - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Cheetah - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Springbok South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Springbok - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Springbok - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 2,300
Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 UNESCO - Rock Art South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 UNESCO - Rock Art - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 UNESCO - Rock Art - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 300
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 UNESCO - Rhino South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 UNESCO - Rhino - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 UNESCO - Rhino - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 300
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Rise of the Dinosaurs South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Rise of the Dinosaurs - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Rise of the Dinosaurs - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 2,300
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Homo Ergaster South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Homo Ergaster - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Homo Ergaster - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 1,000
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Big Five - Elephant South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Big Five - Elephant - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Big Five - Elephant - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Gold
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 4,000
Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Krugerrand South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2022 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9167 Gold
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: unknown
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Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz): Details
CountrySouth Africa
CurrencyRand
Sub-types Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz) Krugerrand
From1980
Face ValueVaries (x Rand)
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size22.000 mm
Mass7.777 g