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  • Whole Coin Set South African Historic Gold Collection - 8 Coins 24144
  • Whole Coin Set South African Historic Gold Collection - 8 Coins 24145
  • Whole Coin Set South African Historic Gold Collection - 8 Coins 24143
  • Whole Coin Set South African Historic Gold Collection - 8 Coins 24141
  • Whole Coin Set South African Historic Gold Collection - 8 Coins 24142
  • Whole Coin Set South African Historic Gold Collection - 8 Coins 24144
  • Whole Coin Set South African Historic Gold Collection - 8 Coins 24145
  • Whole Coin Set South African Historic Gold Collection - 8 Coins 24143
  • Whole Coin Set South African Historic Gold Collection - 8 Coins 24141
  • Whole Coin Set South African Historic Gold Collection - 8 Coins 24142
Product ID
2746
Stock status
In Stock
Intrinsic Value
£1,811.35
Premium
30%
Surcharge
£163.20
Estimated UK Delivery
£7.00

Whole Coin Set South African Historic Gold Collection - 8 Coins

Buy the South African Mint Historic Gold Collection

Issued by The Royal Mint in 2007, this eight coin collection contains gold coins produced at the Mint in Pretoria. Struck in 22 carat gold, the set contains:

  • Full gold sovereign x 2
  • Half sovereign x 2
  • £1 pound coin
  • £1/2 pound coin
  • 2 Rand coin
  • 1 Rand Coin

This South African gold coin collection was issued to an issue limit of 100 sets. 

£2,517.95

(VAT Exempt)
Totals are approximate until metal prices are confirmed on the next LBMA fix.

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Brief South African History

South Africa was first discovered by Bartholemew Diaz in 1488, but was not settled until 1652 by Jan van Riebeeck of the Dutch East India Company. Cape Colony was captured by Great Britain in 1795. In the Great Trek, the Boers moved northward starting in 1836, establishing the Transvaal in 1852, and Orange Free State in 1854. Discoveries of diamonds and gold in these regions led to the two Boer Wars from 1880 to 1902, leading to the incorporation of both areas into the British Empire. In 1910, Cape of Good Hope and Natal were also incorporated to form the Union of South Africa, a British dominion, which was recognised as a sovereign state in 1934.

South African Rand

Afrikaner unrest led to a referendum calling for relinquishment of dominion status, and South Africa became a republic on May 31st 1961. As part of this changeover, the country abandoned the pound as its currency and adopted the decimalised rand. The exchange rate was 2 rand to the pound, making 1 rand worth 10 shillings.

As such, the gold bullion 2R and 1R coins have exactly the same specifications as the British sovereign and half sovereign coins respectively.

Obverse

The obverse of each coin features:

Sovereigns and Half Sovereigns - feature the portrait of King George V by Bertram Mackennal.

One Pound £1 and Half Pound £1/2 - feature the portrait of Elizabeth II by Mary Gillick

Two Rand and One Rand - feature portrait of Jan van Riebeeck

Reverse

The reverse of each coin features:

Sovereigns and Half Sovereigns - feature St George and the Dragon by Benedetto Pistrucci

One Pound £1 and Half Pound £1/2 - feature the Springbok, the national animal of South Africa

Two Rand and One Rand - feature the Springbok, the national animal of South Africa

Specification

Coin Diameter Weight Fineness AGW
Sovereign 22.05 7.98 0.916 0.2354
Half Sovereign 19.3 3.99 0.916 0.1177
£1 Pound 22.05 7.98 0.916 0.2354
£1/2 Pound 19.30 3.99 0.916 0.1177
Two Rand 22.05 7.98 0.916 0.2354
One Rand 19.3 3.99 0.916 0.1177
Complete 8 Coin Set       1.4124
Terms & Delivery

Terms of Sale - Key Points

You can find more information on payment and identification requirements.

Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes, therefore some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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Delivery Information

We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 
  • International - Royal Mail International Signed / Royal Mail International Tracked / Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed For. Items sent via this method will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £15.

Orders under £60

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.
  • International - Royal Mail International Standard. Your order will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £6.

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.

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Postal Insurance

We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders < £1500 there is no additional fee
  • Orders > £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

If you require any assistance please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase.