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

Silver Ounce (1 oz) Crown, Coin Type from South Africa (issued 1992 - )
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz) Crown

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 silver one-ounce (1 oz) format. These include silver 1 oz Krugerrands, the Protea series, the Natura series, as well as one-year types that do not fall into a particular series. Some are made of Sterling silver (92.5%) alloyed with copper, just like the British pre-decimal Crown coins, and some are 99.9% silver. The Sterling versions are overall heavier though, so they also contain exactly one ounce of pure silver or 1oz Absolute Silver Weight (1.000 oz ASW); they are called "Crowns" in the "Crown and Tickey" coin sets in which some of them are issued, and are officially denominated as two, five or ten Rands.

Obverse
South Africa / Silver Ounce (1 oz) Crown - obverse photo

Various obverses as individually described in the listings below.

Obverse InscriptionSOUTH AFRICA [year]
Reverse
South Africa / Silver Ounce (1 oz) Crown - reverse photo

Various reverse designs as individually described in the listings below.

Reverse InscriptionKRUGERRAND [year] FYNSILWER 1 OZ FINE SILVER R1
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
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Silver Ounce (1 oz) Crown: Details
CountrySouth Africa
CurrencyRand
Sub-type ofSilver Ounce (1 oz)
From1992
Face ValueVaries (x Rand)
CurrentYes
Material0.925 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)33.6260
Mass (g)38.7250
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