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Authorised Distributor of The South African Mint

Author: Connor Campbell - Bullion & Economics Editor

Published: 24 Apr 2024

Last Updated: 4 Jun 2024

Synopsis

As an authorised distributor of The South African Mint, Chard Coin and Bullion dealer is able to offer investors and collectors alike gold and silver Krugerrand coins, available in both bullion and proof. The Krugerrand coins are produced underneath the company name "Prestige Bullion", which was formed in 2013 by Rand Refinery and South African Mint.

Invest in Krugerrand Coins

The Official Marker of South African Coins

The South African Mint, operating under the umbrella of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), holds a distinguished position as Africa's leading producer of legal tender circulation, bullion, commemorative, and other numismatic products with a history spanning over 130 years. (See Source)

Our status as authorised distributor of The South African Mint allows us to offer customers a continuous supply of Krugerrand bullion coins. The creation of each Krugerrand would not be possible without the privately-owned Rand Refinery, which specialises in the refining and smelting of precious metals, including the production of Krugerrand coins. In addition, the Rand Refinery is a recognised full member of the prestigious London Bullion Market Association (LBMA), signifying that it has met specific criteria and requirements set by the LBMA to attain full membership status.

Gold & Silver Coin Offerings

When discussing products from the South African Mint, it's impossible not to start with their best-selling product; the gold Krugerrand. Having sold over 60 million ounces, the gold Krugerrand stands as the most widely traded and trusted gold bullion coin worldwide. In 2017, to celebrate 50 years since the release of the gold coin, silver Krugerrands were issued and are now produced annually alongside the gold version. This offers an additional investment option for silver investors and features the iconic design of the iconic Springbok Antelope.

The South African Mint doesn't solely produce Krugerrands; they also offer a range of bullion coin series, such as their Natura series. These were the first 24-carat gold bullion coins produced by the South African Mint in 1994. Each coin in the series showcases native animals of South Africa on the coin's obverse and has been split into numerous sub-series, with their most popular one being 'The Big Five,' showcasing the five most iconic animals found in South Africa.

The mint previously produced 2 Rand gold bullion coins with specifications identical to those of the British gold sovereigns, offering investors an additional option to diversify their portfolios with smaller amounts of gold bullion.

Krugerrand Coins

The Krugerrand gold coin was first issued in 1967 by the South African Mint and Rand Refinery. This happened 26 years after the Pretoria Mint closed in 1941. This closure came after South Africa ended its ties with Britain and stopped minting gold sovereigns for the UK. If you're interested in the history of the Krugerrand or the late 19th-century and early 20th-century ties between England and South Africa, as well as the effect they had on gold and the early foundations of the Krugerrand, you can read our blog about the disappearance of the Kruger Millions in South Africa.

What makes these coins special among a crowded market of current world bullion coins is that at the time of their release, they were the world's first-ever 1 oz gold bullion coin.

Key Selling Points of Gold Krugerrands

  • 22 carat gold / 0.9167 fineness
  • VAT-free
  • Liquid Asset
  • Ease of storage

2024 Gold Krugerrand Bullion Coin

Qty Chards (Excl Delivery) Chards (Inc Delivery) B* G* A BB
1 £1,916.30 £1,923.30
£1,949.00
£1,979.00
£1,927.24
£1,924.67
5 £1,912.62 £1,915.02
£1,942.00
£1,969.00
£1,921.22
£1,917.67
10 £1,912.43 £1,914.23
£1,938.00
£1,963.00
£1,919.23
£1,915.67
20 £1,912.25 £1,913.80
£1,934.00
£1,963.00
£1,917.24
£1,915.67
50 £1,912.07 £1,913.55
£1,930.00
£1,957.00
£1,917.14
£1,914.92
100 £1,911.88 £1,913.42
£1,926.00
£1,955.00
£1,917.04
£1,914.92

Updated At: 25-Jul-2024 08:34

If you're seeking the most cost-effective gold Krugerrand coins for investment purposes, we offer a range of our best value Krugerrand coins from the secondary market, available at low premiums. In addition, we also offer minty Krugerrands, which are coins that are in close-to-mint condition and have been manufactured in recent years.

1 oz Krugerrand Gold Coin Best Value - Secondary Market

1ozkrugerrandbestvalue500-B-1

Quantity Premium % Total
1
0.79
£1,847.29

Price Per Item:
£1,847.29

Est UK Delivery
£7.00
5
0.78
£9,235.55

Price Per Item:
£1,847.11

Est UK Delivery
£12.00
10
0.77
£18,469.20

Price Per Item:
£1,846.92

Est UK Delivery
£18.00
25
0.76
£46,168.50

Price Per Item:
£1,846.74

Est UK Delivery
£36.00
50
0.75
£92,328.00

Price Per Item:
£1,846.56

Est UK Delivery
£72.00
100
0.74
£184,637.00

Price Per Item:
£1,846.37

Est UK Delivery
£149.60
200
0.73
£369,238.00

Price Per Item:
£1,846.19

Est UK Delivery
£272.60
500+
0.72
£923,005.00

Price Per Item:
£1,846.01

Est UK Delivery
£656.20

Gold 1 oz Krugerrand Bullion Coin - Minty

1ozkrugerrandbestvaluenew500-B-1

Quantity Premium % Total
1
2.4
£1,876.80

Price Per Item:
£1,876.80

Est UK Delivery
£7.00
5
2.35
£9,379.40

Price Per Item:
£1,875.88

Est UK Delivery
£12.00
10
2.3
£18,749.60

Price Per Item:
£1,874.96

Est UK Delivery
£18.00
25
2.25
£46,851.25

Price Per Item:
£1,874.05

Est UK Delivery
£37.00
50
2.2
£93,656.50

Price Per Item:
£1,873.13

Est UK Delivery
£73.00
100+
2.15
£187,222.00

Price Per Item:
£1,872.22

Est UK Delivery
£150.60

Silver Krugerrands are becoming a popular choice for worldwide investors and collectors seeking to invest in silver at low premiums, as they feature the same iconic designs as their gold counterparts. UK investors needn't fret about the existing Capital Gains Tax (CGT) threshold of £3,000 in the United Kingdom, as you can amass a substantial quantity of silver Krugerrand coins before hitting that limit. Remember, CGT is only applicable on the profit realised upon disposing of the asset.

Key Selling Points of Silver Krugerrands

  • 999 fine silver
  • Liquid Asset
  • Ease of storage

2024 Silver Krugerrand Bullion Coin

Qty Chards (Excl Delivery) Chards (Inc Delivery) B* G* A BB
5 £29.47 £30.67
£34.80
£30.72
£30.71
£32.44
10 £29.35 £29.95
£34.32
£30.60
£30.54
£32.44
25 £29.23 £29.47
£34.08
£30.48
£30.40
£31.84
50 £29.17 £29.39
£33.72
£30.24
£30.17
£31.54
100 £29.11 £29.39
£33.48
£29.64
£29.59
£31.24
250 £29.05 £29.17
£33.24
£29.52
£29.39
£31.24
500 £28.93 £29.03
£33.12
£29.40
£29.26
£29.80

Updated At: 25-Jul-2024 11:44

2 Rand Gold Coins

The South African 2 Rand gold coins were minted after the decimalisation of the South African Pound. Each coin was considered legal tender, and it is often regarded as the precursor to the Krugerrand, paving the way for the creation of most widely traded gold bullion coin.

These coins feature the same reverse design as the Krugerrand, depicting the springbok antelope. However, unlike the Krugerrand bullion coins, the obverse portrait does not depict Paul Kruger; instead, it features an image of Jan Van Riebeeck, a Dutch navigator who founded Cape Town, the legislative capital of South Africa.

Depending on when you read this, we may have some South African 2 Rand gold coins available. Due to our limited supply of these coins, we are always happy to purchase any of them. To do so, you can use our Sell to Us page and download our Sell to Us form or access it by clicking the link.

Key Selling Points of Rands

  • 22 carat gold / 0.9167 fineness
  • VAT-free
  • Liquid Asset
  • Ease of storage

South African 2 Rand 'Our Choice' Gold Coins

Natura Series - Big Five Game Animals

One of the South African Mint's staple gold coin series is the 'Big 5 Bullion Coin Series', which showcases depictions of the five animals considered the top prizes of big game hunters in South Africa: the buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino.

Key Selling Points of Big Five Game Animals

  • 24 carat gold / 0.9999 fineness
  • Limited Mintage
  • Liquid Asset
  • Ease of storage

Why Invest In South African Gold Bullion Through Us?

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