Gold Ounce 2019 Constitutional Court, Coin from South Africa - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2019 Constitutional Court, Coin from South Africa
CoinGold Ounce 2019 Constitutional Court

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 was issued as part of the SA25 coin series celebrating 25 years of democracy in South Africa.

The South African Mint says about the series:
"2019 marks a monumental 25 years of Constitutional Democracy for the nation of South Africa. To reinvigorate national pride, the South African Mint released the SA25 themed coin range under the series Celebrating South Africa. South Africans were consulted on their interpretation of democracy and freedom and shared the symbols that they associate with these values. This commemorative coin range was then developed, giving everyone an opportunity to reflect on our diverse identity as a country.

The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa is the supreme law, with the Bill of Rights being the cornerstone of democracy in South Africa. It enshrines the rights of all people in the country and affirms the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom. After deliberating with South Africans from all walks of life and from all backgrounds who were born during this time, it was decided that this commemorative coin range would portray some of these rights as contained in the Bill of Rights."

MintSouth African Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage450
Obverse
South Africa / Gold Ounce 2019 Constitutional Court - obverse photo

The obverse shows the Coat of Arms of South Africa at centre; around above that, the legend SOUTH AFRICA in English.

Around below, the date of issue 2019.

The designer's initials ALS (for Arthur L. Sutherland) are to the left of the Coat of Arms.

Obverse Inscription SOUTH AFRICA 2019
Reverse
South Africa / Gold Ounce 2019 Constitutional Court - reverse photo

The reverse of the R500 pure-gold coin depicts the main entrance of South Africa’s highest court, the Constitutional Court, which endorses the rights of all citizens. The Court is situated in Johannesburg on Constitution Hill, which is a living museum with a rich history of telling the story of South Africa’s journey to democracy.

Designed by architect Shaun Gaylard, the coin’s reverse is inspired by the interaction between the building, its inhabitants and its visitors.

Around above the design, the inscription THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA. Horizontally to the left and above the building, the face value and denomination R500 (Five Hundred Rand).

The typography of the inscription, designed by Garth Walker, unifies the reverses of all coins of the series.

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

The initials of the die-sinker, PB (for P Botes), are incuse inside a diagonal stripe in the lower left.

Reverse Inscription THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA R500 1 oz Au 999.9
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Notes

Mintage limited to 125 individually boxed coins (Part-No G24-PC-SA2519, issue price: R 33,995) plus 225 coins in a 9-coin set and 100 in a Launch Set with a sterling silver medallion.

About the coin creators, the South African Mint says the following:
"Durban-based artist and reverse typographer, Garth Walker, whose interest lies in asking “what makes me African - and what does that look like?” got his start as a graphic designer in the mid-1970s. Today, he is the proud founder of two established design studios and his work is represented in esteemed collections, galleries, universities and libraries across the globe - from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to The Smithsonian. In 1995 he self-published his experimental studio magazine iJusi, and he continues to publish work in numerous books and magazines today. Walker is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale, British D&AD and a Life Member of The Type Directors Club (NY)."

"East London-born Gaylard’s design aesthetic is expressed in constrained, meticulous and precise fine-line drawings. Having always been fascinated by the intricacies of design and construction, Gaylard graduated with a masters degree in architecture from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and lived and worked in London and Paris. In 2013, Gaylard launched Blank Ink Design - a design studio which provides a vehicle for the creation of his architectural drawings inspired by local and international buildings. These drawings have been featured in leading SA magazines, exhibitions and the prestigious AKAA fair in Paris and have been acquired by private as well as well-known collectors such as the Oppenheimer’s Brenthurst Library. "

Issued in Set
2019 Celebrating South Africa 25 Years Constitution Democracy 9 Coin Set, mintage unknown, limited to 225
9 coins: R500 Gold Ounce, R50 Silver Ounce, R50 Bronze Ounce, R5 Constitutional Democracy, R2 Children’s Rights, R2 Right to Education, R2 Environmental Rights, R2 Freedom of Movement and Residence, R2 Freedom of Religion, Belief and Opinion
Celebrating South Africa: 25 years of constitutional democracy Launch Set (Proof), mintage unknown, limited to 100
1 coins: R500 Gold Ounce Constitutional Court
See also

The SA25 Series of commemorative coins includes:
- Gold Ounce (R500) - Constitutional Court
- Silver Ounce (R50) - Constitutional Democracy
- Bronze Ounce (R50) - Constitutional Democracy
- Circulating Commemorative R5 - Constitutional Democracy
- Circulating Commemorative R2 - Children’s Rights
- Circulating Commemorative R2 - Right to Education
- Circulating Commemorative R2 - Environmental Rights
- Circulating Commemorative R2 - Freedom of Movement and Residence
- Circulating Commemorative R2 - Freedom of Religion, Belief and Opinion

Gold Ounce 2019 Constitutional Court: References to Information Used
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All (61) 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 560,325 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 875,219 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 31,154 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 22,625 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2000 Krugerrand 37,993 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2001 Krugerrand 11,452 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2002 Krugerrand 20,000 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2003 Krugerrand 49,925 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2004 Krugerrand 75,260 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2005 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2006 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2007 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2008 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2009 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2010 Krugerrand unknown 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 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2016 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Ounce 2017 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
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 2019 Constitutional Court: Details
CountrySouth Africa
CurrencyRand
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2019
SymbolCoat of Arms of South Africa
Face ValueVaries (x Rand)
Total Mintage450
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerShaun Gaylard
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)32.6900
Mass (g)31.1070
OCC IDYRVP-OVRC-NZZA-ODQG
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R500 1oz 24ct Gold Coin Constitutional Court
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