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1996 South Africa Gold Elephant Natura 5-Pc Proof Set
It'll Be Hard to Forget this Gold Elephant Herd!
This 1996 Gold African Elephant Natura Proof Set is part of the "Big 5" Gold Natura series - featuring the most important native African animals. The big beast is looking right at you on the obverse of each proof and a series of family elephant scenes are on the reverse. These legal-tender South Africa Rand coins are struck in one, one-half, one-quarter and one-tenth ounce of 99.99% gold. That's nearly two ounces of the precious metal! If you think this design deserves an award, you're right - it won "The World's Most Beautiful Gold Coin" at the Coin of the Year awards, beating out every other gold coin design from 1996. Those in the know won't be surprised to learn that the design is by world-renowned coin artist Natanya van Niekerk. In addition to the four gold coins, the set includes a sterling silver protea proof. Only 400 of these hefty gold proof sets were minted in 1996. The proof set comes in a spectacular wooden box with a mint certificate of authenticity. The 1996 Natura Elephant Proof Set is incredibly difficult to find today. Don't forget to call before another lucky collector beats you to the phone!
|Year of Issue||1996|
|Denomination||1.00, 10.00, 20.00, 50.00, 100.00|
|Mint Name||South Africa Mint|
|Coin Weight||3.11 Grams - g, 7.77 Grams - g, 15 Grams - g, 15.55 Grams - g, 31.1 Grams - g|
|Weight||1/2 Ounce - oz, 1 Ounce - oz|
|Dimensions||16.5mm, 22mm, 27mm, 32.7mm|