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January 6, 2017
The test strike of the first-ever Silver Krugerrand is making it's way to the States! At the Florida United Numismatists (F.U.N.) Show in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the test strike of the Silver Krugerrand will be seen in person for the first time ever!
This brand new 2017 Silver Krugerrand test strike will be on a rotating display where attendees to the the show can observe the coin up close. If you are lucky enough to be there, simply head over to booth 505 any time on January 6th, and see for yourself!
If you are unable to attend the F.U.N. Show -- don't worry! We will have video of the event and Krugerrand unveiling on our Facebook page. Simply visit the page to see the Silver Krugerrand in action and check back on our site for more updates.
December 5, 2016
Official Press Release From the SA Mint
December 2, 2016
2017 Silver Krugerrand Delay Announced
While eagerly anticipating a release of 2017 Silver Krugerrand coins, we have been notified by the South African Mint of a production delay for this world's first Silver Krugerrand coin.
The South African Mint is anxious to release these highly anticipated coins to collectors, but also want to maintain their award-winning high quality standards for these historic Silver Krugerrands. In that spirit, we have been informed that there will be a delay before we are able to provide 2017 Silver Krugerrands to our customers. We will publish a new availability date just as soon as it can be confirmed with the mint.
November 28, 2016
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November 21, 2016
2017 Silver Krugerrand Release Date Revealed
GovMint.com is proud to announce that our 2017 Silver Krugerrand coins will be officially released December 5th, 2016. Though this monumental occasion is quickly approaching, there is still more information to be released to the public! Avoid the online rumors and continue to turn to GovMint.com, your best source for South African Mint-authorized information!
November 15, 2016
Official 2017 Silver Krugerrand Specs Revealed
- 1 oz. Silver Premium Uncirculated
- 31.107 Grams
- 38.7mm Diameter
- .999 (99.9%) Purity
November 7, 2016
GovMint.com Official Press Release
The World's First Silver Krugerrand
It took 50 years to turn gold into silver
The name "Gold Krugerrand" has been synonymous with wealth, prosperity, and luxury for fifty years. First issued in 1967, the South Africa Gold Krugerrand was the world's first modern gold bullion coin. It is still the most widely traded gold bullion coin on the planet. Every other gold coin that followed—Gold Maple Leafs, China Pandas, and American Gold Eagles—owe their very existence to the Gold Krugerrand.
Now, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Gold Krugerrand, the award-winning South African Mint has just released a limited FIRST EVER issue: A stunning new one-ounce pure Silver Krugerrand!
For fifty years, collectors have dreamed of owning official Krugerrand coins in affordable pure silver, but South Africa has never issued them...until now!
World's Most Famous Gold Coin Now Shines in Silver!
The Krugerrand has never been struck in silver before and—once the 50th anniversary is over—it may never happen again! But soon, you will be able to secure the World's First and ONLY Premium Uncirculated Silver Krugerrand.
Issued by South Africa, the Silver Krugerrand is official legal-tender, struck in a full ounce of 99.9% pure silver. The silver coin bears the timeless design of the original: South African President Paul Kruger on one side, and the symbolic South African Springbok antelope on the other. In addition, each one-ounce silver coin features a special 50th anniversary mint mark.
A Masterpiece Enhanced
The dies for the 2017 Premium Uncirculated Silver Krugerrand have been digitally enhanced through innovative laser-etching technology-minting technology not available when the original Krugerrand coins were struck in 1967. The result is a masterpiece coin design made even better! The 2016 Premium Uncirculated Silver Krugerrand features razor-sharp details, polished gleaming highlights, and satiny frosted shading never seen on a Krugerrand coin before. These amazing enhancements make this Silver Krugerrand a "must have" for any Krugerrand lover or silver coin collector.
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Some of the dies used to mint past Gold Krugerrands (Photo courtesy of the SA Mint)
Some of the original sketches for the 1967 Krugerrand. Designed by Cort Steynberg, the springbok image has endured for 50 years. (Photo courtesy of the SA Mint)