Category Archives: South African Mint

South African Mint Continues Inventions Series With 2020 Retinal Cryoprobe Coins

By South African Mint …… On World Sight Day (WSD), the South African Mint, a wholly owned subsidiary of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), once again shined the light on the retinal cryoprobe featured on its 2020 crown and tickey series. The South African Mint has a long tradition of embodying the national genius […]

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South Africa: Latest silver Proof two-coin set launched in “Innovative Inventions” series

The South African Mint has released (3rd March) their fifth set of two-rand crown and 2.5-cent “tickey” coins in the ongoing and popular series entitled “Ingenuity and Innovation,” first launched in 2016

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South African Mint Names Ms Honey Mamabolo New Managing Director

On Feb. 18, The South African Mint Company (RF) Proprietary Limited (South African Mint), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), announced the appointment of Ms Honey Mamabolo as its new Managing Director, effective from 1 February 2020. She has 20 years’ experience across various industry sectors, including mining, retail banking, energy, development finance, and manufacturing

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Kicking Off World’s Money Fair in Berlin

Listen in as Maggie Judkins, Editor of the Numismatics Division, visits with the South African Mint’s Product Development Manager, Richard Stone, as he shows some new coins at the World Money Fair in Berlin!

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South Africa: New two-ounce double-crown silver Proof Krugerrand strikes debut

The South African Treasury has authorised the release of new two-ounce silver Proof coins which bear the design of the internationally renowned and admired “Krugerrand,” introduced initially as a bullion product in 1967. The bullion coin industry was conceived when the concept of a legal tender gold coin linked to the daily gold price was introduced in South Africa

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South African Mint announces public design competition for next SA25 circulation coin

The following press release and image are distributed on behalf of the South African Mint.
(Johannesburg, South Africa, 12 Sept. 2019): The South African Mint, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the South African Reserve Bank today announced a competition for the design of a new R2 circulation coin which will be issued in 2020

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South African Mint celebrates 25 years of democracy with new commemorative

Last week the South African Mint Company released a new coin series entitled “Celebrating South Africa” in celebration of South Africa’s 25 years of democracy.
It commemorates the rights and freedoms espoused by South Africa’s Constitution.
On that week 25 years ago, South Africans went to the polls in the country’s first democratic elections following the end of Apartheid rule

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Monnaie de Paris takes top COTY honors

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By Tom Michael
Our Thirty-Sixth Annual Coin of the Year Awards Ceremony took place Feb. 2 in Berlin at the World Money Fair

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Coin of the Year awards given in Berlin

Tom Michael (Photo ©WMF/Andreas Schoelzel.)
By Tom Michael
Our Thirty-Sixth Annual Coin of the Year Awards Ceremony took place Feb. 2 in Berlin at the World Money Fair

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World Coin Profile – South Africa 2017 Silver Krugerrand

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the gold Krugerrand, the South African Mint is minting its first-ever 1 oz silver Krugerrand. After 49 years of respect and prestige on the international stage and with the global silver market on an upswing, the timing couldn’t be much better. Additionally, a 1 oz platinum […]

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South Africa Releases Designs for Coins, Currency Commemorating Nelson Mandela

By South African Reserve Bank ……   The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) will be launching its first commemorative banknote series, in celebration of the first democratically elected president Nelson Mandela’s birth centenary. These notes will cover all denominations – R10, R20, R50, R100 and R200. As part of the celebrations, the South African Mint, […]

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South Africa: First-ever commemorative banknotes celebrate birth centenary of Nelson Mandela

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) announced (14th June) they will be launching their first commemorative banknote series, in celebration of the birth centenary of the country’s first post-apartheid president, Nelson Mandela. These notes will include all currently circulating denominations R10, R20, R50, R100, and R200

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South Africa Celebrates Nelson Mandela Centenary with Commemorative Banknotes, Coin

By South African Reserve Bank ……   The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) will this year launch a set of commemorative South African banknotes in honour of what would have been Nelson Mandela’s centenary. These notes will cover all denominations – R10, R20, R50, R100 and R200. At the same time, the South African Mint, […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 26, 2018: Buy the Book Before your Buy the Bitcoin….

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for January 26, 2018 Brain Food 1.) This is the reason why only dead people can be featured on American currency In 1866, Congress issued an act stating that no living person can be portrayed on American currency. Our Founding Fathers believed it was unpatriotic for living […]

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South Africa: New Proof and colour coins feature Cape West Coast biosphere diversity

The South African Mint have launched their second set of colourised coins following closely on the successful 2016-dated series which highlighted the rich diversity of the flora and fauna of the country’s Kogelberg Biosphere, east of Cape Town. This 2017-dated range of colour coins celebrates the rich diversity and astounding beauty of the Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve, situated in the coastal zone north of Cape Town

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Silver Coin Commemorates 50th Anniversary World’s 1st Heart Transplant

Medical Miracle performed in Cape Town – Modern Medicine Leaps Forward By South African Mint …… The South African Mint has issued a silver coin that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the medical miracle that astonished the world in 1967: the world’s first heart transplant. The extraordinary surgery is celebrated on a unique pair of […]

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New Book Explores World of Leading Bullion Coins

By Metals Focus …… On October 17, The Perth Mint, The Austrian Mint, The Royal Canadian Mint, The Rand Refinery, The Royal Mint and Metals Focus are pleased to announce the launch of The World of Leading Bullion Coins, at an event at the LBMA/LPPM Conference in Barcelona. We are grateful for the support of […]

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South African Mint Launches Commemorative Coin to Mark 100th Anniversary of Oliver Tambo’s Birth

By South African Reserve Bank…. In commemorating the birth centenary of Oliver Reginald Tambo, the South African Mint, a subsidiary of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), is producing a R5 circulation coin and a series of collectible coins under the theme ‘Freedom, Democracy and Culture’. The new coins bear the ‘Order of the Companions […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 6, 2017: Australia 5 Cent, Money Evolves, Wu-Tang Clan…

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 6, 2017: Brain Food 1.) INFOGRAPHIC: 58 Insane Facts About Bitcoin You probably have heard a lot of people talking about Bitcoin recently, so you’ll want to save this infographic via BitcoinPlay.net to learn what Bitcoin is, when it started, and who uses this cryptocurrency the most… […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 29, 2017: Japan Crypto, Russian Gold, War on Cash

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for September 29, 2017: Brain Food 1.) Body Armor Made of Old Chinese Coins The Tlingit believed that the coins would provide protection from bullets. There is some anecdotal evidence that such body armor was in fact effective in a battle with the Russians in the year 1792. According […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 22, 2017: Nanotechnology, Coin Thievery, and Gold

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for September 22, 2017: Brain Food 1.) The ATM at 50: How it’s changed consumer behavior The wide acceptance of the ATMs changed the types of cash Americans typically carry in the pocketbooks. Since ATMs became more widely available in the early 1980s, the $20 bill has regularly been […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for September 22, 2017: Nanotechnology, Coin Thievery, and Gold

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for September 22, 2017: Brain Food 1.) The ATM at 50: How it’s changed consumer behavior The wide acceptance of the ATMs changed the types of cash Americans typically carry in the pocketbooks. Since ATMs became more widely available in the early 1980s, the $20 bill has regularly been […]

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Krugerrand Font is More Sophisticated than One Might Think…

By South African Mint …… “Visually distinct” and “enduringly memorable” are often terms associated with coins. But in this case, it happens to be something directly associated with coins: the font used on the coin and in the printed materials for the 50th anniversary of the South African Krugerrand. The South African Mint is delighted […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for July 21, 2017: The Hobby Under Fire, Endangered Cash, & Coin Crime

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for July 14, 2017:  The War on Cash 2: This Time It’s Personal 1.) ‘CASH ESSENTIAL TO PERSONAL FREEDOM’ – EUROPEANS PUSH BACK The biggest cited concern for respondents was the threat the cash restrictions would pose to privacy and personal anonymity. A total of 87% of respondents viewed […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017 Brain Food 1.) What’s the Difference Between the Edge and the Rim of a Coin? The edge runs around the entire circumference of the coin, and is the portion that has the reeding on it if it’s a dime or quarter dollar. The rim is […]

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South Africa: Innovative twinned coins celebrate 50th anniversary of world’s first heart transplant

The South African Mint has issued a silver coin commemorating the 50th anniversary of a medical miracle that astonished the world in 1967—the world’s first heart transplant, which took place in Cape Town, South Africa. The extraordinary surgery is celebrated on a unique pair of coins: a 2-Rand silver coin and a smaller, 2-1/2-cent “Tickey

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South Africa: Innovative twinned coins celebrate 50th anniversary of world’s first heart transplant

The South African Mint has issued a silver coin commemorating the 50th anniversary of a medical miracle that astonished the world in 1967—the world’s first heart transplant, which took place in Cape Town, South Africa. The extraordinary surgery is celebrated on a unique pair of coins: a 2-Rand silver coin and a smaller, 2-1/2-cent “Tickey

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CoinWeek News Wire for May 26, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for May 26, 2017 Brain Food 1.) How Learning to Love Coins Made the Vikings Modern The Vikings originally traded with precious metals by weight, known as a “bullion economy.” They accepted coins from other nations, but only as their weight value in gold or silver. As the Vikings […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for May 26, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for May 26, 2017 Brain Food 1.) How Learning to Love Coins Made the Vikings Modern The Vikings originally traded with precious metals by weight, known as a “bullion economy.” They accepted coins from other nations, but only as their weight value in gold or silver. As the […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for May 5, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for May 5, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The Krugerrand: Half a century as a store of value The renowned Krugerrand – dubbed the world’s first, most successful and widely-traded gold bullion coin – this year celebrates 50 years since its first minting. It was mainly created to add value […]

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CoinWeek: Silver Krugerrand Coin Giveaway #171 – 4K Video

Our 171st Giveaway is being Sponsored by ModernCoinMart, the exclusive distributor of this week’s Giveaway Coin. It is the First ever silver coin of the series, and if you don’t win the giveaway, you can still buy the coin here. 2017 South Africa 1 oz. Silver Krugerrand GEM Premium Uncirculated All Entries for this Contest […]

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South Africa 2017 Gold Krugerrand

Description The 2017 South African Krugerrand 1-ounce gold coin marks the 50th anniversary of one of the world’s most famous bullion coins. The South African gold Krugerrand was first produced by the South African Mint in 1967 to provide a vehicle for private gold ownership. The coin’s name incorporates Kruger for the former South African […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for March 10, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for March 10, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Switzerland ranked world’s worst currency manipulator The Economist magazine placed Switzerland first in a recent ranking of currency manipulators. According to the analysis, China, commonly thought of as the world’s champion at keeping its currency’s value artificially low, appears to be doing […]

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Coin Collecting & Market Commentary: European Numismatics

Attending the World Money Fair in Germany was a rewarding experience By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… During the previous week I attended the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany. Over the years I’d heard a lot about this convention but had never been able to attend. My main specialty has always […]

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First Impressions from the Berlin World Money Fair

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek ….. This week, I’ll be living out of my suitcase. First stop Berlin for the World Money Fair and then off to my favorite European city, Vienna, to produce new videos with the Austrian Mint. I want you to know that I feel your sympathies and rest assured, I will […]

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CoinWeek Exclusive Video: The Silver Krugerrand Revealed – 4K Video

Since its announcement, bullion coin fans in the United States have eagerly awaited the release of the 2017 “50th Anniversary” Silver Krugerrand in silver. This one ounce coin is the first Krugerrand to ever be minted and U.S. dealer ModernCoinMart will be the sole official U.S. distributor for the coin program. CoinWeek caught up with […]

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Krause Announces 2017 Coin of the Year Award Nominees

Australia and Canada have the most nominations in the annual Coin of the Year Award competition By Krause Publications ….. The first round of voting for the Coin of the Year by an international panel of judges must work through a list of 10 categories in which 98 nominated coins must be considered. All of […]

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South Africa Marks Bullion Coin’s 50th Anniversary with First Ever Silver Krugerrand

2017 marks the milestone 50th anniversary of the world’s first modern gold bullion coin: the South African Gold Krugerrand. The Krugerrand remains the most widely held bullion coin in the world, and the most traded coin in history. The Krugerrand has been the model for all other bullion coins issued since its 1967 debut. But […]

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World Currency News – Zimbabwe Bond Notes Plan Criticized

By Steven Cochran for Gainesville Coins …… Zimbabwe’s shattered economy and massive trade deficit have caused a dollar shortage which has paralyzed the nation. The government hopes to reduce the current cash shortage by introducing the first domestic paper money since the collapse of the Zimbabwean dollar in 2009. The public reaction was what you […]

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When My Saint Came Marching in: One Collector’s Pursuit & Tips on Buying Cheap Gold Coins

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… I recently bought a circulated 1910 Saint-Gaudens $20 double eagle gold coin, and it only took 23 years. Big whoop? Perhaps not to deep-pocketed bullion investors or rare coin aficionados. But for me, it was a numismatic accomplishment I doubted I’d be able to achieve financially. An unusual rags-to-riches […]

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When My Saint Came Marching in: One Collector’s Pursuit & Tips on Buying Cheap Gold Coins

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   I recently bought a circulated 1910 Saint-Gaudens $20 double eagle gold coin, and it only took 23 years. Big whoop? Perhaps not to deep-pocketed bullion investors or rare coin aficionados. But for me, it was a numismatic accomplishment I doubted I’d be able to achieve financially. An unusual […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for August 19, 2016

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for August 19, 2016 Brain Food 1.) Gold Is Hot This Year. So Are Fakes “If we sit and wait around for the government to take care of it, we’ll all be in real trouble,“ said Terry Hanlon, president of Dillon Gage Metals, a wholesale precious-metals trader… 2.) A […]

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Coin Grading – NGC Inks Exclusive Signature Label Agreement with Former Perth Mint Director Ed Harbuz

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) and Miroslaw Edward “Ed” Harbuz have signed an agreement for Harbuz to individually hand-sign certification labels exclusively for NGC. Harbuz holds the distinction of being the only person in history to have served as director of mints in two different countries. From 1995 to 2001 Harbuz served as Managing Director of […]

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