Silver Kilo (1 kg), Coin Type from South Africa - detailed information

Silver Kilo (1 kg), Coin Type from South Africa (issued 2021 - )
Coin TypeSilver Kilo (1 kg)

The South African Mint is one of the pioneers of modern bullion coinage. It started issuing its traditional gold Krugerrand in 1967, and has subsequently expanded its offering both in terms of sizes and metals, and in designs.

The Big Five series started in 2019 with an Elephant design, with a new design issued every six months. The series started its second iteration with the Elephant again, in 2021. The “Big Five” term originated when big game hunters visited the shores of Africa to shoot for trophies, and locals warned them about the five most dangerous animals in Africa: the Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Rhino, and Buffalo.

In 2021, the range was expanded with new formats, including the massive one kilogram of silver - a format which the mint had not used before.

Obverse
South Africa / Silver Kilo (1 kg) - obverse photo

Individual designs as separately described below.

Obverse Inscription SOUTH AFRICA BIG FIVE [year]
Reverse
South Africa / Silver Kilo (1 kg) - reverse photo

Individual designs as separately described below.

Reverse Inscription FIVE RAND 1 kg Ag 999
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Silver Kilo (1 kg) - (1) Coins
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Silver Kilo (1 kg): Details
CountrySouth Africa
CurrencyRand
From2021
Face Value5 (x Rand)
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size1,000.000 mm
Mass1,000.000 g