Gold Half Ounce 2017 Springbok, Coin from South Africa - detailed information

Gold Half Ounce 2017 Springbok, Coin from South Africa
CoinGold Half Ounce 2017 Springbok

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 to the gold half-ounce (1/2 oz) format. These include the Protea series, the Natura series, as well as one-year types that do not fall into a particular series. The half-Krugerrands retain their specifications (22-carat gold) while the other coin series issued after 1994 are 99.99% gold; just as the half-Krugerrand though, they contain exactly half ounce of pure gold or 1/2 oz Absolute Gold Weight (0.500 oz AGW).

This coin features a Springbok - South Africa's national animal - and is part of the Natura coin series by the South African Mint, which celebrates Africa’s unique natural heritage.

The pure-gold Natura series, having ended the "Noctrurnal Hunters" theme in 2016, honours the golden jubilee of the Krugerrand with original springbok designs created by South African sculptor Coert Steynberg (7 January 1905 - 28 July 1982) in 1946/47. Steynberg’s springbok designs were used for the final - and current - design we have come to associate with the springbok.

The reverses of the 2017 Natura coins bear conceptual drawings which were originally submitted for the 5 shilling coin from 1947, over five coins. The Springbok is depicted in various states of motion, while a pair of springboks are depicted on the ½ oz coin. All coins are in Proof FDC grade.

The Natura, traditionally a series of four gold coins, for the first time in 2017 boasts a new size in the form of the 1/20 oz coin.

MintSouth African Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,800
Obverse
South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2017 Springbok - obverse photo

The obverse, common for all the coins of the 2017 Natura gold series, bears a close-up depiction of a Springbok antelope’s head and body, not showing the legs.

Around right, the legend and the date: SOUTH AFRICA · 2017.

Obverse Inscription SOUTH AFRICA · 2017
Reverse
South Africa / Gold Half Ounce 2017 Springbok - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows two Springboks, the national animal of South Africa. The design was one of the original drawings by Coert Steynberg for the pre-decimal five shilling coin, and later the Krugerrand range.

Around, the inscription specifies the value and denomination, the coin series, the anniversary information, and the metal content: R 50 · NATURA · COERT STEYNBERG · 1947 - 2017 · 1/2 OZ Au 999.9. Au is abbreviated from Aurum, which means "gold" in Latin and is used internationally on gold bullion coinage).

Note that the coin has face value of Fifty Rand, unlike the Half Krugerrand whose value is not fixed.

Reverse Inscription R 50 · NATURA · COERT STEYNBERG · 1947 - 2017 · 1/2 OZ Au 999.9
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

1,000 individually boxed coins, plus 800 in sets.

Issued in Set
2017 Natura Prestige Set, mintage unknown, limited to 800
5 coins: 1 oz Gold, 1/2 oz Gold, 1/4 oz Gold, 1/10 oz Gold, 1/20 oz Gold
Gold Half Ounce 2017 Springbok: References to Information Used
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All (47) Coins of Country: South Africa, Type: Gold Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
Gold Half Ounce 1980 Krugerrand 374,373 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 1981 Krugerrand 178,014 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 1982 Krugerrand 429,390 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 1983 Krugerrand 60,405 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 1984 Krugerrand 186,660 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 1985 Krugerrand 103,634 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 1986 Krugerrand 8,613 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 1987 Krugerrand 5,389 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 1988 Krugerrand 8,542 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 1989 Krugerrand 8,707 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 1990 Krugerrand 2,850 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 1991 Krugerrand 3,459 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 1992 Krugerrand 1,501 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 1993 Krugerrand 13,239 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 1994 Krugerrand 18,056 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 1995 Krugerrand 11,429 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 1996 Krugerrand 5,099 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 1997 Krugerrand 12,628 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 1998 Krugerrand 1,303 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 1999 Krugerrand 25,885 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 2000 Krugerrand 30,757 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 2001 Krugerrand 13,641 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 2002 Krugerrand 2,295 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 2003 Krugerrand 14,158 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 2004 Krugerrand 3,288 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 2005 Krugerrand 6,198 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 2006 Krugerrand 14,257 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 2007 Krugerrand 15,623 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 2008 Krugerrand 14,653 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 2009 Krugerrand 45,131 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 2010 Krugerrand 22,880 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 2011 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 2012 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 2013 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 2014 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 2015 Jackal unknown SOUTH AFRICA 2015
Gold Half Ounce 2015 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 2016 Hyena unknown SOUTH AFRICA 2016
Gold Half Ounce 2016 Cheetah unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA 2016
Gold Half Ounce 2016 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 2017 Springbok 1,800 SOUTH AFRICA · 2017
Gold Half Ounce 2017 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 2018 Rise of the Dinosaurs 1,800 RISE OF THE DINOSAURS SOUTH AFRICA MMXVIII ARCHOSAURIA
Gold Half Ounce 2018 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 2019 Paranthropus Robustus 750 CRADLE OF HUMANKIND SOUTH AFRICA MMXIX HOMINIDS
Gold Half Ounce 2019 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Half Ounce 2020 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
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Gold Half Ounce 2017 Springbok: Details
CountrySouth Africa
CurrencyRand
Coin TypeGold Half Ounce (1/2 oz)
Issued2017
Face ValueVaries (x Rand)
Mintage1,800
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerCoert Steynberg
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)27
Mass (g)15.5530
OCC IDRMKG-EZAC-DKDX-ONXQ
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Krugerrand - Natura Springbok - 1/2 Oz 2017
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