Gold Five Ounces 2022 Big Five - Lion, Coin from South Africa - detailed information

Gold Five Ounces 2022 Big Five - Lion, Coin from South Africa
CoinGold Five Ounces 2022 Big Five - Lion

This is the second design in the Big Five II series by the South African Mint, which celebrates Africa’s unique natural heritage by embodying the strength and beauty of the Big Five animals on legal tender coins.

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. The series started in 2019 with the Elephant, with a new design issued every six months; its second edition started again with the Elephant in 2021. This coin is the second five-ounce gold piece in the Big Five range.

For the creation of this coin, the South African Mint credits: Paul Botes (die-sinker), JA Geldenhuys (artist) and RC Stone (designer).

MintSouth African Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 50
Obverse
South Africa / Gold Five Ounces 2022 Big Five - Lion - obverse photo

Most of the surface area of the obverse is taken by the close-up image of a male lion's head with the fine detail of its mane filling the interior of the coin.

Below, surrounded by two curved ornaments reminiscent of ivory tusks, the legend SOUTH AFRICA is separated from the inscription BIG FIVE 2021 by a small Coat of Arms of South Africa.

Obverse Inscription SOUTH AFRICA BIG FIVE 2022
Reverse
South Africa / Gold Five Ounces 2022 Big Five - Lion - reverse photo

The reverse of the lion coin bears an inspired design of two halves of a lion’s face, side-by-side. This is done so that when two of the coins are placed next to each other, a complete image of the face of a lion is seen.

In a small circle at centre, the mass of the coin 5 OZ is surrounded by its face value FIFTY RAND above and the composition Au 999.9 below (Au is abbreviated from Aurum, which means "gold" in Latin and is used internationally on gold bullion coinage).

In the lower left, small letters PB represent the initials of the die-sinker (engraver) Paul Botes.

Reverse Inscription FIFTY RAND 5 OZ Au 999.9
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Gold content (troy oz): 5.000
Finish: proof.
Packaging: in luxury wooden box with Certificate of Authenticity.

See also

Coins in the Big Five series (ordered by metal / size / design / year):
- 1 oz Platinum Proof, Big Five - Elephant, 2019
- 1 oz Platinum Bullion, Big Five - Elephant, 2020
- 1 oz Platinum Proof, Big Five II - Elephant, 2021
- 1 oz Platinum Bullion, Big Five - Elephant, 2022
- 1 oz Platinum Bullion, Big Five - Elephant, 2023
- 1 oz Platinum Proof, Big Five - Lion, 2019
- 1 oz Platinum Proof, Big Five II - Lion, 2022
- 1 oz Platinum Proof, Big Five - Rhino, 2020
- 1 oz Platinum Proof, Big Five II - Rhino, 2022
- 1 oz Platinum Proof, Big Five - Leopard, 2020
- 1 oz Platinum Proof, Big Five II - Leopard, 2023
- 1 oz Platinum Proof, Big Five - Buffalo, 2021
- 1 oz Platinum Proof, Big Five II - Buffalo, 2023
- 1 kg Gold Proof, Big Five II - Elephant, 2021
- 1 kg Gold Proof, Big Five II - Lion, 2022
- 1 kg Gold Proof, Big Five II - Rhino, 2022
- 1 kg Gold Proof, Big Five II - Leopard, 2023
- 5 oz Gold Proof, Big Five II - Elephant, 2021
- 5 oz Gold Proof, Big Five II - Lion, 2022
- 5 oz Gold Proof, Big Five II - Rhino, 2022
- 5 oz Gold Proof, Big Five II - Leopard, 2023
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Big Five - Elephant, 2019
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Big Five II - Elephant, 2021
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Big Five - Elephant, 2022
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Big Five - Elephant, 2023
- 1 oz Gold Bullion, Big Five - Elephant, 2024
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Big Five - Lion, 2019
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Big Five II - Lion, 2022
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Big Five - Rhino, 2020
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Big Five II - Rhino, 2022
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Big Five - Leopard, 2020
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Big Five II - Leopard, 2023
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Big Five - Buffalo, 2021
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Big Five II - Buffalo, 2023
- 1/4 oz Gold, Big Five II - Elephant, 2021
- 1/4 oz Gold, Big Five II - Lion, 2022
- 1/4 oz Gold, Big Five II - Rhino, 2022
- 1/4 oz Gold, Big Five II - Leopard, 2023
- 1/4 oz Gold, Big Five II - Buffalo, 2023
- 1 kg Silver, Big Five II - Elephant, 2021
- 1 kg Silver, Big Five II - Lion, 2022
- 1 kg Silver, Big Five II - Rhino, 2022
- 1 kg Silver, Big Five II - Leopard, 2023
- 5 oz Silver, Big Five II - Elephant, 2021
- 5 oz Silver, Big Five II - Lion, 2022
- 5 oz Silver, Big Five II - Rhino, 2022
- 5 oz Silver, Big Five II - Leopard, 2023
- 1 oz Silver, Big Five - Elephant, 2019
- 1 oz Silver, Big Five II - Elephant, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Big Five - Lion, 2019
- 1 oz Silver, Big Five II - Lion, 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Big Five - Rhino, 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Big Five II - Rhino, 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Big Five - Leopard, 2020
- 1 oz Silver, Big Five II - Leopard, 2023
- 1 oz Silver, Big Five - Buffalo, 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Big Five II - Buffalo, 2023

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Gold Five Ounces 2022 Big Five - Lion: Details
CountrySouth Africa
CurrencyRand
Coin TypeGold Five Ounces (5 oz) Krugerrand
Issued2022
PortraitCoat of Arms of South Africa
Face Value50 (x Rand)
Total Mintage50
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerPaul Botes, JA Geldenhuys, Richard Stone
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size50.0000 mm
Mass155.5000 g
OCC IDYRVP-EVRC-MZQD-EDQG
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