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

Platinum Ounce (1 oz), Coin Type from South Africa (issued 2017 - )
Coin TypePlatinum 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 and metals, such as a platinum one-ounce (1 oz) format. These include platinum 1 oz Krugerrands, other series, as well as one-year types that do not fall into a particular series.

Obverse
South Africa / Platinum 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 ยท 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 ยท SOUTH AFRICA
Reverse
South Africa / Platinum 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 and the face value: 1 OZ PLATINUM R 10.

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] 1 OZ PLATINUM R 10
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

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

Coin Type: Platinum Ounce (1 oz) - (11) Coins
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Platinum Ounce 2017 Krugerrand South Africa / Platinum Ounce 2017 Krugerrand - reverse photo South Africa / Platinum Ounce 2017 Krugerrand - obverse photo Material: 0.9999 Platinum
Mint: Rand Refinery
Mintage: 1,967
Platinum Ounce 2019 Big Five - Elephant South Africa / Platinum Ounce 2019 Big Five - Elephant - reverse photo South Africa / Platinum Ounce 2019 Big Five - Elephant - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 495
Platinum Ounce 2019 Big Five - Lion South Africa / Platinum Ounce 2019 Big Five - Lion - reverse photo South Africa / Platinum Ounce 2019 Big Five - Lion - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 496
Platinum Ounce 2020 Big Five - Elephant South Africa / Platinum Ounce 2020 Big Five - Elephant - reverse photo South Africa / Platinum Ounce 2020 Big Five - Elephant - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 500
Platinum Ounce 2020 Big Five - Rhino South Africa / Platinum Ounce 2020 Big Five - Rhino - reverse photo South Africa / Platinum Ounce 2020 Big Five - Rhino - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 500
Platinum Ounce 2020 Big Five - Leopard South Africa / Platinum Ounce 2020 Big Five - Leopard - reverse photo South Africa / Platinum Ounce 2020 Big Five - Leopard - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 500
Platinum Ounce 2021 Big Five - Buffalo South Africa / Platinum Ounce 2021 Big Five - Buffalo - reverse photo South Africa / Platinum Ounce 2021 Big Five - Buffalo - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 500
Platinum Ounce 2021 Big Five - Elephant South Africa / Platinum Ounce 2021 Big Five - Elephant - reverse photo South Africa / Platinum Ounce 2021 Big Five - Elephant - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 500
Platinum Ounce 2022 Big Five - Lion South Africa / Platinum Ounce 2022 Big Five - Lion - reverse photo South Africa / Platinum Ounce 2022 Big Five - Lion - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 500
Platinum Ounce 2022 Big Five - Rhino South Africa / Platinum Ounce 2022 Big Five - Rhino - reverse photo South Africa / Platinum Ounce 2022 Big Five - Rhino - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 500
Platinum Ounce 2022 Big Five - Elephant South Africa / Platinum Ounce 2022 Big Five - Elephant - reverse photo South Africa / Platinum Ounce 2022 Big Five - Elephant - obverse photo Material: 0.9995 Platinum
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
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Platinum Ounce (1 oz): Details
CountrySouth Africa
CurrencyRand
Sub-types Platinum Ounce (1 oz) Krugerrand
From2017
Face Value20 (x Rand)
CurrentYes
Material0.9995 Platinum
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.6900 mm
Mass31.1070 g