Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 CWCBR - South, Coin from South Africa - detailed information

Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 CWCBR - South, Coin from South Africa
CoinGold Quarter Ounce 2016 CWCBR - South

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 quarter-ounce (1/4 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 quarter-Krugerrands retain their specifications (22-carat gold) while the other coin series issued after 1994 are 99.99% gold; just as the quarter-Krugerrand though, they contain exactly a quarter ounce of pure gold or 1/4 oz Absolute Gold Weight (0.250 oz AGW).

This coin is part of the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere coin series; in 2016, the South African Mint issued two gold quarter ounces and two silver ounces in it. This coin represents the southern core area of the Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve (CWCBR).

The South African Mint says about it:
"Greater consciousness of how we interact with nature has developed in the past half-century. UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) launched the Man and the Biosphere Programme in 1971 ‘to promote interdisciplinary approaches to management, research and education in ecosystem conservation and sustainable use of natural resources’. South Africa participates in this international initiative. Hence UNESCO’s logo is featured as a mint mark on the reverse of each coin

The Biosphere Reserve coin series was launched in 2015 and portrayed the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve that year. The Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve (CWCBR), designated in 2000, is featured in 2016. This series consists of two R2 (1/4 oz) gold coins and two R2 (1 oz) sterling-silver crowns."

The reverse of the second R2 (1/4 oz) gold coin represents the southern core area of the biosphere reserve, which consists of Dassen Island, the Riverlands Nature Reserve and the Witzand Aquifer. The black harrier (Circus maurus), the Cape fox (Vulpes chame) and the beautiful wine cup flower (Geissorhiza radians) represent the fauna and flora of this part of the CWCBR. The aquifer, which provides 40 percent of Cape Town’s water, is represented by a water droplet pattern.

Both sides were designed by L Guerra; the reverse was engraved by VL Chipa and the obverse by MD Mothobela.

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

The obverse features a map of South Africa, with the Western Cape in the South-West of the country marked on the map, and the Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve (CWCBR) within the province enlarged, with its position shown relative to the ATLANTIC OCEAN.

Vertically in three lines in the left part of the obverse, the legend SOUTH AFRICA and the date of issue 2016, over a compass rose showing the cardinal directions on the map.

Under the S of South Africa, the initials of the die-sinker MD (for MD Mothobela).

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

The reverse of this R2 (1/4oz) 24ct gold coin features the fauna - represented by a black harrier (Circus maurus) in the foreground and a Cape fox (Vulpes chame) in the background, as well the flora - represented by the wine cup flower (Geissorhiza radians) - of the southern core area of the biosphere reserve, whichwhich consists of Dassen Island, the Riverlands Nature Reserve and the Witzand Aquifer; the aquifer is represented by a water drop pattern.

The value and denomination R 2 (Two Rand) are above; to the left of that, the logo of UNESCO.

In the exergue, on two lines the inscription CAPE WEST COAST biosphere reserve, below which the metal content: 1/4 oz Au 999.9 is around below (Au is abbreviated from Aurum, which means "gold" in Latin and is used internationally on gold bullion coinage).

In the upper right part of the exergue, the initials of the die-sinker VLC (for VL Chipa).

Reverse Inscription R 2 CAPE WEST COAST biosphere reserve 1/4 oz Au 999.9
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Mintage limited to 500 individually boxed coins (SA Mint Part-No: G24-PC-R2MR16, issue price R 8,800), plus up to 200 coins in sets.

Issued in Set
2016 Man and the Biosphere Full Set, mintage unknown, limited to 200
4 coins: 1/4 oz Gold - Northern Core, 1/4 oz Gold - Southern Core, 1 oz Silver - Fossils, 1 oz Silver - People
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 CWCBR - South: References to Information Used
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All (54) Coins of Country: South Africa, Type: Gold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
Gold Quarter Ounce 1980 Krugerrand 533,878 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 1981 Krugerrand 726,428 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 1982 Krugerrand 1,269,168 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 1983 Krugerrand 63,687 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 1984 Krugerrand 502,971 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 1985 Krugerrand 593,893 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 1986 Krugerrand 8,613 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 1987 Krugerrand 6,050 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 1988 Krugerrand 8,808 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 1989 Krugerrand 9,259 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 1990 Krugerrand 2,750 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 1991 Krugerrand 1,626 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 1992 Krugerrand 1,629 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 1993 Krugerrand 3,061 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 1994 Krugerrand 40,621 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 1995 Krugerrand 13,980 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 1996 Krugerrand 1,853 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 1997 Krugerrand 1,470 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 1998 Krugerrand 5,638 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 1999 Krugerrand 36,834 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 2000 Krugerrand 37,482 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 2001 Krugerrand 18,289 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 2002 Krugerrand 15,442 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 2003 Krugerrand 16,368 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 2004 Krugerrand 4,570 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 2005 Krugerrand 5,871 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 2006 Krugerrand 12,846 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 2007 Krugerrand 10,884 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 2008 Krugerrand 18,616 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 2009 Krugerrand 45,716 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 2010 Krugerrand 40,883 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 2011 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 2012 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 2013 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 2014 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 Jackal unknown SOUTH AFRICA 2015
Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 KBR - Mountains unknown SOUTH AFRICA 2015
Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 KBR - Species unknown SOUTH AFRICA 2015
Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 Griqua Town unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA 2015
Gold Quarter Ounce 2015 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 CWCBR - North unknown SOUTH AFRICA 2016
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 CWCBR - South unknown SOUTH AFRICA 2016
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Hyena unknown SOUTH AFRICA 2016
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Cheetah unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA 2016
Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Springbok 2,300 SOUTH AFRICA · 2017
Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 UNESCO - Rock Art 300 SOUTH AFRICA 2018
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 UNESCO - Rhino 300 SOUTH AFRICA 2018
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Rise of the Dinosaurs 2,300 RISE OF THE DINOSAURS SOUTH AFRICA MMXVIII ARCHOSAURIA
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Homo Ergaster 1,000 CRADLE OF HUMANKIND SOUTH AFRICA MMXIX HOMINIDS
Gold Quarter Ounce 2019 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Quarter Ounce 2020 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
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Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 CWCBR - South: Details
CountrySouth Africa
CurrencyRand
Coin TypeGold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Issued2016
Face ValueVaries (x Rand)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerL Guerra
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)22
Mass (g)7.7770
OCC IDLBRP-ORRC-BAZV-OMNY
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Gold Quarter Ounce 2016 CWCBR - South: Photos
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UNESCO West Coast Biosphere Reserve: Southern Core Area, R2 (1/4 oz, 24 ct gold)
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