Silver Five Ounces (5 oz), Coin Type from South Africa - detailed information

Silver Five Ounces (5 oz), Coin Type from South Africa (issued 2021 - )
Coin TypeSilver Five Ounces (5 oz)

South Africa pioneered modern bullion coinage when it first issued the gold 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 silver five-ounce (5 oz) format. It was introduced in 2021 for the Big Five coin range, with the first issue being the Elephant.

The coins contain exactly five ounces of pure silver, or 5oz Absolute Silver Weight (5.000 oz ASW).

Obverse
South Africa / Silver Five Ounces (5 oz) - obverse photo

Designs as individually described in the listings below.

Obverse Inscription SUID-AFRIKA ยท SOUTH AFRICA
Reverse
South Africa / Silver Five Ounces (5 oz) - reverse photo

Designs as individually described in the listings below.

Reverse Inscription FIVE RAND 5 oz Ag 999
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

For other coins and bullion products of the same size, see also:
- Australia silver five ounces
- Barbados silver five ounces
- Chad silver five ounces
- Congo silver five ounces
- Cook Islands silver five ounces
- Fiji silver five ounces
- Mexico silver five ounces (including the 5oz silver Libertad)
- New Zealand silver five ounces
- Niue silver five ounces bullion and silver five ounces NCLT
- Palau silver five ounces
- Saint Helena silver five ounces bullion and silver five ounces NCLT
- Solomon Islands silver five ounces
- Somalia silver five ounces
- Tokelau silver five ounces
- Tuvalu silver five ounces
- United Kingdom silver five ounces
- United States silver five ounces bullion (legal tender) and silver five ounces "private" bullion (not legal tender)

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Silver Five Ounces (5 oz): Details
CountrySouth Africa
CurrencyRand
From2021
Face Value5 (x Rand)
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size64.0000 mm
Mass155.5350 g