Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 UNESCO - Rhino, Coin from South Africa - detailed information

Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 UNESCO - Rhino, Coin from South Africa
CoinGold Quarter Ounce 2018 UNESCO - Rhino

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 2018, the South African Mint issued two gold quarter ounces and two silver ounces in it. This coin features a Rhino and her calf.

The South African Mint says about it:
"Introduced in 2015, The UNESCO Man and the Biosphere coin series features the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve (WBR) in 2018. A pristine wilderness and important water catchment area for the arid region, the biosphere is situated within the Bushveld District in the Limpopo Province. Preservation of the water resources was one of the main reasons for establishing the biosphere reserve.

A black rhinoceros or hook-lipped rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) mother and calf are featured on this R2 (1/4oz) 24ct gold coin. The first black rhino was introduced onto private land in the Waterberg in August 1990, and today, three founding populations of black rhinos have been established in the area, one in the Marakele National Park (WBR core area) and two on private land (WBR buffer zone)."

MintSouth African Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage300
Obverse
South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 UNESCO - Rhino - obverse photo

The obverse features a map of South Africa, with the Limpopo Province in the North-East of the country marked on the map, and the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve (WBR) within the province enlarged.

Vertically in three lines in the left part of the obverse, the legend SOUTH AFRICA and the date of issue 2018, over a compass rose showing the cardinal directions on the map.

Under the S of South Africa, the initials of the die-sinker MD.

Obverse Inscription SOUTH AFRICA 2018
Reverse
South Africa / Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 UNESCO - Rhino - reverse photo

The reverse of this R2 (1/4oz) 24ct gold coin shows an adult Black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) mother, and her calf.

The value and denomination R 2 (Two Rand) are above right. Around above, on two lines the inscription WATERBERG biosphere reserve, below which the logo of UNESCO.

Above left, to the left of the mother rhino's horn, the initials of the die-sinker CM (for C Moses).

The 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).

Reverse Inscription R 2 WATERBERG biosphere reserve 1/4 OZ Au 999.9
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

200 individually boxed coins (issue price R 8,995), plus 100 coins in sets.

Issued in Set
2018 Man and the Biosphere Prestige Set, mintage unknown, limited to 100
4 coins: 1/4 oz Gold - Rock Art, 1/4 oz Gold - Rhino, 1 oz Silver - Cape Griffon, 1 oz Silver - Kudu
Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 UNESCO - Rhino: 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 2018 UNESCO - Rhino: Details
CountrySouth Africa
CurrencyRand
Coin TypeGold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Issued2018
Face ValueVaries (x Rand)
Mintage300
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)22
Mass (g)7.7770
OCC IDGAVP-EXAC-AXZW-OMDY
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Gold Quarter Ounce 2018 UNESCO - Rhino: Photos
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Waterberg Biosphere Reserve - R2 (1/4oz, 24ct gold) Rhino and her calf
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