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 series of coins dedicated to these animals.
The latest release in series is this magnificent Black Rhinoceros 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 gold 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.
The obverse of this legal-tender 5-Rand coin depicts a close-up image of the critically endangered Black Rhinoceros that is native only to Eastern and southern Africa. The reverse features a unique bisected image of a Rhino’s profile. When multiple coins are placed side by side it creates a complete close-up portrait of a Rhino staring straight into your eyes. If you dare, put on some thin white gloves and trace your fingers across the rugged design… it almost feels like you’re caressing the thick, folded skin of a real rhino!
Each 2020 South Africa One-Ounce Silver Big 5 Rhino available in this offer comes in gleaming Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition, as fresh, sharp and crisp as the day they left the mint. In addition, these coins are still in their original blister packs from the South African Mint.
Ostensibly a bullion release, the limited edition of just 15,000 means that just a few of these coins are available for everyone who would like one. 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 safaris 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 your cart!
THIRD COIN IN SOUTH AFRICA’S LATEST BIG FIVE SERIES – This coin is the third release in the South African Mint’s 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 the visage of a male rhino, his horn jutting menacingly from his snout. The reverse features a unique bisected image of a rhino’s profile. When multiple coins are placed side by side it creates a complete close-up portrait of a hard-charging rhino.
STRUCK IN HIGHLY-PURE SILVER – Each Big 5 Rhino coin has been struck by the South African Mint in one ounce of highly-pure 99.9% silver and measures 38.72 mm in diameter.
LEGAL-TENDER COINS OF SOUTH AFRICA – These South Africa One-Ounce Silver Big 5 Rhino coins are 5 Rand legal tender in South Africa.
BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED CONDITION – Your 2020 South Africa One-Ounce Silver Big 5 Rhino will come in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition and shipped in its original blister pack from the South African Mint.
LOW WORLDWIDE LIMITED-EDITION RELEASE – The maximum worldwide edition limit for this release has been set at just 15,000 coins.
Don’t let this big, fast and formidable member of the Big 5 animals out of your sights; bag your 2020 South Africa One-Ounce Silver Big 5 Rhino now before these coins escape into the hands of other collectors!