The iconic Gold Krugerrand – why the 2017 edition is a must-have for any collector
Ever since the first issue was released in 1967, the South African Krugerrand has been one of the most in-demand annual gold coins in the world. That still remains the case to this very day – and means that for many collectors and investors it is an essential addition to their collections each year.
However, the new 2017 Gold Krugerrand stands out from any release that has gone before. This is because the coin celebrates its landmark 50th Anniversary in 2017 and has resulted in a massive increase in the already high demand. It also means, more than ever, it is arguably the must-have coin of the year.
Unprecedented decision made for 2017 anniversary year
To mark this significant landmark for the Krugerrand, the South African Mint has taken the unprecedented decision to change the coin for one-year-only. As a result, each collector Krugerrand issue in 2017 features the addition of a unique commemorative mintmark on the reverse of the coin. This alone seems certain to secure the long-term collectability of the already iconic coin for 2017.
Arguably the most popular coin for the year will once again be the Quarter Ounce Proof Krugerrand. Already a keen annual favourite – indeed the coin sold out when last issued in 2016 – this year the coin has been issued with an individual mintage of just 5,000 coins. This compares extremely favourably with the edition limit of the United Kingdom Sovereign this year, which has also celebrated an important milestone. That mintage was more than double that of the comparable Quarter Ounce Proof Krugerrand – but despite that fact sold out within just a matter of weeks.
With the annual demand for the Krugerrand combined with the unique celebratory mintage, there is no reason why the 2017 Quarter Ounce Gold Krugerrand will not prove just as popular as the UK Proof Sovereign.
Annual collector and investor favourite
But it isn’t just about the key landmark celebrations. The Krugerrand has remained an iconic piece ever since it was first launched in 1967. Originally only available as an ounce-sized coin, by 1980 the Krugerrand accounted for 90% of the gold coin market – which led the South Africa Mint to broaden the range of coins to fractional pieces, to widen the opportunity to own Krugerrands. Ever since, the Quarter Ounce version of the coin has been a favourite with collectors and investors worldwide.
Struck in 22 Carat Gold to an impressive proof finish, the 2017 Quarter Ounce Gold Proof Krugerrand comes housed within official South Africa Mint Presentation Case with numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Like all Krugerrand coins since the very first, the new-year release features the iconic Springbok design, together with the portrait of Paul Kruger on the obverse.
Order your coin today
Nevertheless, it is the extreme demand that will be generated by the 50th anniversary celebrations and the unique addition to the coin that makes this year’s Quarter Ounce Gold Proof coin such an essential piece for all. To secure yours before a sell out is confirmed, place your order today.
Key Issue Information
- Magnificent release for 2017 from the South Africa Mint to mark the 50th Anniversary of the first ever Krugerrand, the most famous gold coin in the world
- Featuring the same classic Springbok and Paul Kruger designs that have graced all Krugerrand issues since the first in 1967, the coin features a unique one-year-only commemorative mintmark for the celebrations
- The new Quarter Ounce piece is struck in 22 Carat Gold to a peerless proof finish
- Limited to just 5,000 pieces – a tiny mintage for what is surely going to be one of the most in-demand coins of the year and follows the sell-out success for the coin in 2016
- Housed within bespoke official South African Mint Presentation Case with numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Metal: 22 Carat Gold
Year of issue: 2017
Edition Limit: 5,000
Country of issue: South Africa
Obverse: Paul Kruger
Reverse: Springbok design with anniversary mintmark
Delivery via Royal Mail
Estimated Delivery Time: 7-10 Working Days
Delivery available throughout the United Kingdom