South Africa’s First-Ever Colored Coin Series Continues!
In 2017 the South African Mint, home of the world-famous Krugerrand, released its first-ever colored coin series. That four-coin series featured some of the region’s most beautiful birds and flora – and collectors went wild. The series returned for a third year in 2019 with four new coins, including these gorgeous African Flame Lily Proofs.
Struck in 92.5% Sterling silver and displaying a legal-tender value of 5 Rand, the African Flame Lily Proof shines beautifully under the fully colorized flowers on the reverse. As its name implies, the African Flame Lily looks like the end of torch and can grow to more than three feet tall. Widespread throughout tropical and southern Africa, its ability to thrive on sparse woodlands, sand dunes and grasslands makes it an ideal flower for its rugged domain. But be careful – all parts of this plant are extremely poisonous so to even touch it without wearing gloves can cause severe skin irritations!
The coin’s obverse design features a map of South Africa that indicates the location of the country’s UNESCO-recognized Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Reserve. This pocket of land in northeastern South Africa exists not only to conserve and protect nature and wildlife, but also serves as a living laboratory where humans co-exist with nature.
Just 1,500 of these vibrant legal-tender proofs were struck and each will come shipped in its original government-issued blister pack card and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. Bring the undeniable beauty of Africa home to your collection with one of these dazzling 2019 One-Ounce Silver African Flame Lily Proofs!
THE COLOR OF AFRICA – This coin features the African Flame Lily (Gloriosa Superba) on its reverse in bold vibrant colors. The coin’s obverse shows a map of South Africa that indicates the location of the country’s UNESCO-approved Kruger to Canyon Biosphere Reserve.
STRUCK IN STERLING SILVER – Each 2019 African Flame Lily Proof was struck in one ounce of 92.5% Sterling silver and measures 38.725 mm in diameter.
SOUTH AFRICAN LEGAL TENDER – These 2019 One-Ounce Silver African Flame Lily Proofs are 5 Rand (R5) legal tender in South Africa
GORGEOUS PROOF CONDITION – Your 2019 One-Ounce Silver African Flame Lily Proof was expertly crafted from hand-selected planchets, polished dies and multiple strikes to produce frosted details rising over mirror-like fields.
EXTREMELY LOW LIMITED EDITION – The South African Mint struck just 1,500 of these colorful proofs – 1,000 singly and another 500 as part of a Four-Piece Proof Set.
Capture a slice of Africa’s incredibly beautiful flora with this limited-edition release from the prestigious South African Mint. Click one to your cart today before they’re all gone!