South Africa unveils new commemorative five-rand Mandela centenary anniversary coin

The Finance Ministry of South Africa have unveiled (19th January) the design that will be produced for the upcoming five-rand commemorative coin. The new 2018-dated coin is minted in celebration of the centenary anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, the first president elected in South Africa after the introduction of majority rule with all-inclusive […]

North American Release of Silver Krugerrand Delayed Due to Shipment Damage

Last month, Mint News Blog reported that the official North American release date for the South African Mint’s silver Krugerrand coins would be December 5, 2016. Unfortunately, release day was greeted with a press release rather than cases of silver coins. In the release, the mint wrote that its first shipment to the United States “did not travel […]

South Africa Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Krugerrand with Silver and Platinum Issues

On July 3, 1967, South Africa minted the world’s first bullion coin: the gold Krugerrand. At the time, the country produced 70-75% of the world’s gold, but many governments refused to touch it due to the country’s apartheid policies. Economic and political uncertainty were having the same effect on individuals it is having today: nervous […]

National Geographic Pairs with South African Mint to Launch Big Cats Coin Program

National Geographic and the South African Mint have launched a limited edition coin series called the National Geographic Big Cats Coin Program. The new program includes five unique issues and benefits National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative, which aims to combat the decline of these animals in the wild. The reverse designs highlight the cheetah, a […]