It is the new year and we can expect exciting things from both the numismatic and bullion sectors this year. The South African Mint will soon be rolling out the 2019 South African Mint coins and don't be surprised if there are some nice special issues that appear during the course of the year. The S.A.Mint is … Continue reading All the best for 2019!
Happy Holidays to everyone! May you have a Golden 2019!
The S.A.Mint's UNESCO series continues in 2019 with the Kruger to Canyons theme. This beautiful series has been running for several years now but the stunning quality of these coins never gets old. In 2019 the South African Mint is depicting the Biosphere reserve that is perhaps the most well known in the Limpopo province. … Continue reading From Kruger to Canyons
The history behind the South African Mint's Silver Crown and Tickey of 2019 is one of the most interesting stories you will encounter. The theme of 2019 is Polymer Putty. Polymer Putty is no ordinary putty and after humble beginnings it would eventually end up on the moon. George Montague Pratley founded Pratley in a … Continue reading 2019 Silver Crown and Tickey
The Silver Series of 2019 will feature the Big Five of Africa: The Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino and Leopard. The Big Five previously featured in the Big Five Silver Series of 2000 - 2004: 2000 - Lion 2001 - Buffalo 2002 - Elephant 2003 - Rhino 2004 - Leopard In 2019 all five animals will … Continue reading The Big Five returns in 2019
The South African Mint's Natura range is world famous and has won numerous awards over the years. Let's take a look at a summary of these majestic coins. The first Natura launched in 1994 and has been an annual release ever since. 1994 - 1998 : The Big Five Series 1994 Lion 1995 Rhino 1996 … Continue reading Natura Range recap
Value Added Tax (VAT) is a tax found in many countries, albeit in different forms, but how does it apply to Gold and Silver in South Africa? As a general rule only South African Legal Tender (i.e. Government Gazetted.) Gold coins have 0% VAT in South Africa. Even though an international Gold or Silver coin … Continue reading VAT Breakdown on Gold and Silver
The 2018 Gold R1 of the South African Mint continues the Reptiles of South Africa series. The Parrot Beaked Tortoise, or Padloper, is a small tortoise indigenous to South Africa, and I am sure that most people have seen these interesting critters at some or other point. Wikipedia. The 24 carat 1/10 Oz Gold coin … Continue reading Homopus areolatus
The 2018 South African Mint coin issues. Protea : The life of a legend: Nelson Mandela Natura : Rise of the Dinosaur Krugerrand Proof : 2018 Date Currency Sets : 2018 Date Gold R1: The Parrot-Beaked Padloper Silver Series : TBA Silver Crown and Tickey : South African Inventions - Computed Tomography Silver Colour Crown … Continue reading 2018 S.A.Mint issues
The Silver Bullion Krugerrand saw its debut this year, and sales are going well. The Silver Krugerrand of 2017 was specifically launched to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Krugerrand, and based on that success, the Silver Bullion Krugerrand was given the green light. Silver Bullion 1 Ounce Krugerrands, like their Gold counterparts, are priced … Continue reading Silver Bullion Krugerrands