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2021 1oz Gold Big 5 Elephant Series 2 Proof Coin


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The 1 oz gold coin's obverse side presents a detailed close-up of an adult elephant's head, bearing inscriptions like "SOUTH AFRICA," "BIG FIVE 2021," and the South African coat of arms. On the reverse, two halves of an elephant's head are depicted. Placing two coins together forms a complete elephant portrait, while arranging several coins creates an image of a whole elephant herd. The center of the coin features inscriptions for the denomination ("FIFTY RAND"), weight ("1OZ"), and fineness ("Au 999.9").




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1oz Gold Big 5 Elephant Series 2 Proof Coin Highlights:

  • Country: South Africa
  • Quality: Proof
  • Year: 2021
  • Face Value: 50 Rand
  • Weight: 1 Troy oz
  • Mintage: 500
  • Purity: 999.9

Introducing the Big Five Series II, the South African Mint continues the triumphant legacy of a cherished classic. Once again, this series comprises five coins, each paying homage to South Africa's magnificent wildlife. These coins celebrate the "Big Five" animals—Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Rhino, and Leopard—renowned as iconic symbols and ambassadors of the country's rich culture and the broader African fauna.

Consequently, the significance of this coin series is profound. The inaugural coin in this series is dedicated to the Elephant. The 1 oz gold coin's design showcases a highly detailed close-up of an adult elephant's head, accompanied by inscriptions such as "SOUTH AFRICA," "BIG FIVE 2021," and the South African coat of arms.

The reverse of the coin features two halves of an elephant's head. Placing two of these coins side by side forms a complete close-up portrait of an elephant, and arranging several coins creates a depiction of an entire elephant herd. At the center, you'll find the denomination "FIFTY RAND," the weight "1OZ," and the fineness "Au 999.9" inscribed.

The African elephant (Loxodonta africana) is arguably the most imposing and grand representative of Africa's animal kingdom, symbolizing power and strength. This "gentle giant" is renowned for its exceptional memory and highly developed social behavior. In the wild, these magnificent creatures can live for up to 60 years, though they continue to face significant threats from poaching. The limited edition Big Five II Elephant gold coin in proof quality is restricted to just 500 pieces worldwide and is presented in its original wooden box, accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity from the South African Mint.

Coin SeriesBig 5 Series
Mint Or RefinerySouth African Mint
Metal TypeGold
Mordern Or HistoricalModern
Metal Weight1 troy oz
Product BrandSouth Africa Mint
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