RHINO Krugerrand Big Five 1 Oz Silver Coin 1 Rand South Africa 2019

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This beautiful 1 Oz Silver Coin is part of the wonderful “Krugerrand Big Five” series, dedicated to some of the most fascinating species in the world. In this edition – the Rhino. The coin has a beautiful colouration, has a Gold plating and comes in a themed case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Strictly limited mintage to 100 pcs worldwide.

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Specifications
Country South Africa
Year 2019
Face Value 1 Rand
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 31.1 (1 oz)
Diameter (mm) 38.7
Quality BU - Brilliant Uncirculated
Mintage (pcs) 100
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
 
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Big Five
In Africa, the big five game animals are the lion, leopard, rhinoceros (both black and white species), elephant, and Cape buffalo. The term “big five game” (usually capitalized or quoted as “Big Five”) was coined by big-game hunters and refers to the five most difficult animals in Africa to hunt on foot. Subsequently the term was adopted by safari tour operators for marketing purposes. The term is used in most tourist and wildlife guides that discuss African wildlife safaris. The members of the Big Five were chosen for the difficulty in hunting them and the degree of danger involved, rather than their size. The big five are among the most dangerous, yet most popular species for big-game hunters to hunt. The 1990 and later releases of South African rand banknotes feature a different big-five animal on each denomination. Countries where all the members of the big five can be found include Angola, Botswana, Zambia, Uganda, Namibia, Ethiopia, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Malawi.

 
Design

The reverse of the coin depicts a beautiful coloured Buffalo over the famous image of the Antelope running on the African brushwood. All around the reverse of the coin, the inscriptions: “KRUGERRAND” – the name of the coin, “2019” – the year of issue and “FIYNSILWER 1 OZ FINE SILVER” – the weight of the coin and “R1” – the face value. The coin's obverse depicts the effigy of Paul Kruger, 3rd President of The South African Republic. All around, the inscription: “SUID AFRIKA . SOUTH AFRICA” – the issuing country.

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