2021 South Africa 1-oz Silver Big 5 Buffalo Proof

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Stare Down the South African Buffalo

Some of the world’s most dangerous wild animals live in Africa. Not long ago the highest mark a sportsman could attain was being able to hunt down “The Big Five” animals on the continent — the Elephant, Lion, Black Rhinoceros, Leopard and Cape Buffalo. Each animal was quite capable of killing humans, and they often did — even the herbivores! Now you can hunt down these beasts without ever leaving the comfort of your easy chair thanks to the South African Mint’s release of a new series of coins dedicated to these animals.

The fifth and final release in the series is this mighty South African Cape Buffalo struck in one Troy ounce of highly pure 99.9% silver by the prestigious South African Mint — the same mint that brings us the iconic silver and silver Krugerrands. It’s also the same mint responsible for the immensely popular Natura series that began in the 1990s and featured the same Big 5 animals.

Extraordinary Images of Africa’s Powerful Buffalo

The obverse of this legal-tender 50-Rand coin depicts a close-up image of a South African Cape Buffalo — one of Africa’s most dangerous animals. Yes, we said dangerous. It’s estimated that 200 people are killed each year by this behemoth. In fact, the South African Buffalo has killed more big game hunters than any other animal in Africa, thus earning the nickname of “Black Death.” To truly appreciate this extremely dangerous animal one must see it in the flesh where male buffalos stand six feet tall and weigh in excess of 1,750 pounds! Despite its size and appearance, this grumpy and unpredictable beast can run at speeds of more than 35 miles per hour. Once engaged with an enemy, an angry buffalo will circle and stalk its opponent, patiently waiting for the perfect moment to charge and use its thick, massive horns to tear apart its victim.

Gorgeous Limited-Edition Proof Coin

Your 2021 South Africa One-Ounce Silver Big 5 Buffalo will come in gorgeous Proof condition, meaning it was expertly crafted by the mint from hand-selected planchets, polished dies and multiple strikes to produce beautifully frosted details rising over mirror-like fields! It will also come housed in a South African Mint-approved drawstring pouch. And, with an extremely low limited edition of just 3,000 proof coins, only a few collectors will get the opportunity to own one of these beauties!

A century ago, people like Teddy Roosevelt would have donned a pith helmet and tracked down these animals as prizes for their trophy rooms. Today, people go on safari expeditions in hopes of simply catching a glimpse of these often-endangered animals. Avoid the heat and take pride in bagging one of these coins from the comfort of your home simply by clicking it to your cart today!


  • FINAL COIN IN SOUTH AFRICA’S NEW BIG FIVE SERIES – This coin is the fifth and final release in the South African Mint’s new series of coins dedicated to “The Big Five” animals of Africa — the Elephant, Lion, Black Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo — displaying unique portraits of these exotic creatures.
  • INNOVATIVE EYE-CATCHING DESIGN – The obverse of this coin depicts a full-bodied image of a Buffalo. The reverse features a unique bisected image of the mammoth animal’s profile. When multiple coins are placed side by side it creates a complete close-up portrait of a mighty Buffalo.
  • STRUCK IN HIGHLY-PURE SILVER – Each Big 5 Buffalo coin has been struck by the South African Mint in one ounce of highly pure 99.9% silver and measures 38.725 mm in diameter.
  • LEGAL-TENDER COINS – These South Africa One-Ounce Silver Big 5 Buffalo coins are 5 Rand legal tender in South Africa.
  • GORGEOUS PROOF CONDITION – Your 2021 South Africa One-Ounce Silver Big 5 Buffalo will come in Proof condition with frosted details rising over mirror-like fields and housed in a mint-approved drawstring pouch.
  • LOW WORLDWIDE LIMITED-EDITION RELEASE – The worldwide edition limit for 2021 South Africa One-Ounce Silver Big 5 Buffalo Proof has been set at just 3,000.

This 2021 release from the South African Mint is the final piece you need to secure to complete your Big 5 collection. Don’t let the 2021 South Africa One-Ounce Silver Big 5 Buffalo out of your sight. Click it to your cart today!

Year of Issue 2021
Country South Africa
Composition Silver
Purity N/A, 0.999
Condition Proof
Denomination 5.00
Mint Name South Africa Mint
Coin Weight 31.10 Grams - g
Weight 1 Ounce - oz