2017 South Africa Silver Krugerrand NGC SP70 FDI - Black

2017 South Africa Silver Krugerrand NGC SP70 FDI - Black
2017 South Africa Silver Krugerrand NGC SP70 FDI - Black 2017 South Africa Silver Krugerrand NGC SP70 FDI - Black 2017 South Africa Silver Krugerrand NGC SP70 FDI - Black 2017 South Africa Silver Krugerrand NGC SP70 FDI - Black 2017 Silver Krugerrand Coin
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A Monumental Event 50 Years in the Making -- the FIRST EVER Silver Krugerrand!

The name "Krugerrand" has been synonymous with wealth, prosperity and riches for 50 years. First issued in 1967, the South African Gold Krugerrand holds the title of being the world's first modern gold bullion coin. Today, it's still the most widely traded gold coin on the planet! Every other gold coin that has followed, including American Gold Eagles and Canadian Gold Maple Leafs, owes their very existence to South Africa's "Grandfather of Gold."

However, while other countries have produced silver versions of their bullion coins, collectors have only dreamed of owning official Krugerrand coins in pure silver. Fortunately, the wait ends today! To mark the 50th anniversary of the Gold Krugerrand, South Africa has authorized the FIRST EVER production of limited edition one ounce Silver Krugerrands.

Produced by the award-winning South African Mint, each Silver Krugerrand is official legal tender, struck in a full ounce of 99.9% pure silver. This Krugerrand bears the same design as the original gold coin -- former South African President Paul Kruger on one side and the iconic Springbok antelope on the other. In addition, each one ounce silver coin features the milestone Krugerrand 50th anniversary 2017 date and mint mark.

The dies for these 2017 Silver Krugerrands have been digitally enhanced through innovative laser-etching technology, producing coins with razor-sharp details, polished gleaming highlights and satiny frosted shading never before seen on a Krugerrand. In addition, your 2017 Silver Krugerrand will also come with these brilliant features:

  • Your coin will be graded Specimen-70 (SP70) by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), a distinction that means your perfectly-graded 2017 Silver Krugerrand will have ZERO imperfections -- showing all features and fields exactly as the engraver and mint intended!
  • Your 2017 Silver Krugerrand will also be certified First Day of Issue (FDI) by NGC, meaning that it was among the first struck by the mint and was certified within the first day of issue.
  • Finally, your coin will be sonically sealed in an acrylic case with a black core insert -- providing you the best in protection while giving you clear sightlines and perfect visual contrast for every beautiful detail. In 1987, NGC used this same color of display core when they started grading coins, switching to white as their default color soon after. Now, NGC has reintroduced this popular "retro" core color!

While the Krugerrand has never been struck in silver before, once the 50th anniversary is over, it may never happen again! Order now, or miss out on what could be your first and perhaps ONLY opportunity to add one to your collection!

Year of Issue 2017
Country South Africa
Composition Silver
Purity 0.9990
Specimens inhabit the middle ground between proof-struck coins and those struck generally for circulation. Produced primarily for collectors, extra care is taken in the minting and handling of specimen coins. However, these coins tend to not have the intense mirrored surfaces that proofs exhibit.
This is the highest grade a coin can achieve, based off the internationally accepted 70-point Sheldon grading scale. A distinction of Specimen-70, otherwise known as SP70, means your perfectly-graded coin has no post-production imperfections at 5x magnification, displaying all features and fields exactly as the engraver and mint intended.
First Day Of Issue
Coins and proofs are eligible for First Day of Issue (FDI) designation when the invoice date is the same as the day the coins were released. Collectors seek out FDI coins and proofs for two main reasons. First, they are considered fresh, well-struck coins that were produced with new dies. Second, the population of FDI coins is a very small fraction of the total mintage of any coin.
Denomination 1.00
Currency Type Rand
Mint Name South Africa Mint
Coin Weight 31.1 Grams - g
Weight 1 Ounce - oz
Dimensions 38.7mm