Gold Ounce 2016 Hyena, Coin from South Africa - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2016 Hyena, Coin from South Africa
CoinGold Ounce 2016 Hyena

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 one-ounce (1 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 Kruggerands retained their specifications (22-carat gold) while other coins issued after 1994 are 99.99% gold; just as the Krugerrand though, they contain exactly one ounce of pure gold or 1oz Absolute Gold Weight (1.000 oz AGW).

This coin is part of the Natura series by the South African Mint. A new theme in the series, Nocturnal hunters, was introduced in 2014. The first predator to feature on the coins was the leopard, followed by the black-backed jackal in 2015. The year 2016 saw the final addition to this theme: the spotted (or laughing) hyena (Crocuta crocuta).

The hyena has an extensive vocal range: whoops, fast whoops, grunts, groans, lows, giggles, yells, growls, soft grunt-laughs, whines and soft squeals. Its loud "who-oop" call and its unusual laughter are one of the most recognisable sounds of the African bush at night. The pitch of the laugh indicates the hyena’s age, while variations in the frequency of notes convey information about its social rank. Hyenas can run at speeds of up to 60 km/h and have good hearing and sharp eyesight at night. The female is larger than the male and dominates the pack. There is a very strong hierarchy, especially when they are feeding.

Unlike other coins featuring wildlife - which normally have an animal on the reverse only - the coins of this series have a common obverse which also features a hyena. The reverses a different, and each of the four pure-gold coins depicts a different aspect of the hyena’s behaviour.

The R100 (1 oz) coin features a lone adult hyena.

All coins of the series were designed and engraved by MJ Scheepers.

MintSouth African Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
South Africa / Gold Ounce 2016 Hyena - obverse photo

The common obverse of the 2016 Natura series features a "laughing" spotted. The moon, which represents the nocturnal habits of this carnivore, is repeated on each coin, visually linking the four coins.

Above, the legend SOUTH AFRICA; vertically to the right, the date of issue 2016.

Below right in small letters, the initials of the designer and engraver (die-sinker) MJS (for MJ Scheepers).

Obverse Inscription SOUTH AFRICA 2016
Reverse
South Africa / Gold Ounce 2016 Hyena - reverse photo

The reverse of the R100 (1 oz) fine-gold coin shows an adult hyena facing the viewer; in the background, the silhouette of a walking hyena beneath a large moon, symbolising the nocturnal habits of the animal.

Above, the name of the coin series NATURA; vertically to the right, the face value and denomination R 100 (One Hundred Rand).

Around below left, the metal content: 1 oz Au 999.9. Au is abbreviated from Aurum, which means "gold" in Latin and is used internationally on gold bullion coinage).

Below right in small letters, the initials of the designer and engraver (die-sinker) MJS (for MJ Scheepers).

Reverse Inscription NATURA R 100 1 oz Au 999.9
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Individual mintage limited to 200. SA Mint ref. nr. G24-PC-NA116, issue price R 31,900.

Issued in Set
2016 Natura Prestige Set, mintage unknown
4 coins: 1 oz Gold, 1/2 oz Gold, 1/4 oz Gold, 1/10 oz Gold
Gold Ounce 2016 Hyena: Known varieties
Variety Hyena privy mark
Images South Africa / Gold Ounce 2016 Hyena / Hyena privy mark - obverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Privy mark on the obverse, in the form of a silhouette of a hyena and the word HYANIDAE on the neck of the hyena. Issued in the launch set only.

In Set 2016 Natura Launch Set, mintage unknown
1 coins: 1oz Gold Hyena
Gold Ounce 2016 Hyena: References to Information Used
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All (72) Coins of Country: South Africa, Type: Gold Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
Gold Ounce 1967 Krugerrand 50,000 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 1968 Krugerrand 30,000 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 1969 Krugerrand 30,000 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 1970 Krugerrand 221,018 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 1971 Krugerrand 556,200 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 1972 Krugerrand 550,325 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 1973 Krugerrand 869,300 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 1974 Krugerrand 3,209,352 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 1975 Krugerrand 4,809,525 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 1976 Krugerrand 3,011,545 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 1977 Krugerrand 3,339,844 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 1978 Krugerrand 6,022,293 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 1979 Krugerrand 4,952,555 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 1980 Krugerrand 3,061,396 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 1981 Krugerrand 3,198,727 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 1982 Krugerrand 2,685,466 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 1983 Krugerrand 3,368,161 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 1984 Krugerrand 2,069,689 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 1985 Parliament 3,019 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA · 1985
Gold Ounce 1985 Krugerrand 874,995 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 1986 Krugerrand 21,040 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 1987 Krugerrand 111,150 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 1988 Krugerrand 619,747 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 1989 Krugerrand 199,389 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 1990 Krugerrand 394,425 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 1991 Krugerrand 285,365 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 1992 Krugerrand 3,870 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 1993 Krugerrand 166,303 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 1994 Krugerrand 131,291 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 1995 Krugerrand 60,308 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 1996 Krugerrand 12,062 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 1997 Krugerrand 1,765 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 1998 Krugerrand 8,276 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 1999 Krugerrand 19,838 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2000 Krugerrand 41,136 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2001 Krugerrand 17,015 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2002 Krugerrand 23,531 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2003 Krugerrand 52,061 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2004 Krugerrand 79,253 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2005 Krugerrand 22,954 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2006 Krugerrand 56,547 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2007 Krugerrand 318,319 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2008 Krugerrand 245,163 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2009 Krugerrand 750,959 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2010 Krugerrand 530,930 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2011 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2012 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2013 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2014 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2015 Jackal unknown SOUTH AFRICA 2015
Gold Ounce 2015 Mandela - Early Years unknown SOUTH AFRICA 2015
Gold Ounce 2015 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2016 Hyena unknown SOUTH AFRICA 2016
Gold Ounce 2016 Cheetah unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA 2016
Gold Ounce 2016 Mandela - Justice unknown SOUTH AFRICA 2016
Gold Ounce 2016 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2017 OR Tambo Centenary unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA 2017
Gold Ounce 2017 Mandela - Freedom Struggle unknown SOUTH AFRICA 2017
Gold Ounce 2017 Springbok 1,800 SOUTH AFRICA · 2017
Gold Ounce 2017 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2018 Mandela - Robben Island 2,000 SOUTH AFRICA 2018
Gold Ounce 2018 Rise of the Dinosaurs 1,000 RISE OF THE DINOSAURS SOUTH AFRICA MMXVIII ARCHOSAURIA
Gold Ounce 2018 Nelson Mandela Centenary 400 Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA 2018
Gold Ounce 2018 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2019 Australopithecus Africanus 950 CRADLE OF HUMANKIND SOUTH AFRICA MMXIX HOMINIDS
Gold Ounce 2019 Constitutional Court 450 Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA 2019
Gold Ounce 2019 Nelson Mandela 2,000 SOUTH AFRICA 2019
Gold Ounce 2019 Big Five - Elephant 600 Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA BIG FIVE 2019
Gold Ounce 2019 Big Five - Lion 600 Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA BIG FIVE 2019
Gold Ounce 2019 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2020 Big Five - Rhino 600 Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA BIG FIVE 2020
Gold Ounce 2020 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
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Gold Ounce 2016 Hyena: Details
CountrySouth Africa
CurrencyRand
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2016
Face ValueVaries (x Rand)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerMJ Scheepers
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)32.6900
Mass (g)31.1070
OCC IDGAVP-EXAC-AXLW-OMDY
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Gold Ounce 2016 Hyena: Photos
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Natura - The Nocturnal Hunters : Spotted Hyena R100 (1 oz, 24ct gold)
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Notes: Obverse privy mark.
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Natura - The Nocturnal Hunters : Spotted Hyena R100 (1 oz, 24ct gold)
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Natura - The Nocturnal Hunters : Spotted Hyena R100 (1 oz, 24ct gold)
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