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

Gold Quarter Ounce 2017 Springbok, Coin from South Africa
CoinGold Quarter 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 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 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 Mintage2,300
Obverse
South Africa / Gold Quarter 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 Quarter Ounce 2017 Springbok - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows a Springbok, 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 20 · NATURA · COERT STEYNBERG · 1947 - 2017 · 1/4 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 Twenty Rand, unlike the Quarter Krugerrand whose value is not fixed.

Reverse Inscription R 20 · NATURA · COERT STEYNBERG · 1947 - 2017 · 1/4 OZ Au 999.9
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

1,500 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 Quarter Ounce 2017 Springbok: 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 2017 Springbok: Details
CountrySouth Africa
CurrencyRand
Coin TypeGold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Issued2017
Face ValueVaries (x Rand)
Mintage2,300
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerCoert Steynberg
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)22
Mass (g)7.7770
OCC IDBVYX-EWRC-LKLB-OJZN
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