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!
Your 2020 South Africa One-Ounce Silver Big 5 Rhino has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in flawless Mint State-70 (MS70) condition, a distinction that means your perfectly-graded coin will have ZERO imperfections – showing all features and fields exactly as the engraver and mint intended. In addition, NGC has certified your coin to be a First Day of Issue (FDI) release, meaning it was received by NGC or an NGC-approved depository by the release date or on the business day within 24 hours of the official release date. It will also come sonically sealed in an acrylic holder with a white display core and exclusive Big 5 label.
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.
PERFECT UNCIRCULATED CONDITION – Your 2020 South Africa One-Ounce Silver Big 5 Rhino has been graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in perfect Mint State-70 (MS70) condition.
KEY FIRST DAY OF ISSUE CERTIFICATION – NGC has certified your Silver Rhino to be a First Day of Issue (FDI) coin. It will come sonically sealed in an acrylic holder with a white display core and exclusive Big 5 label.
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!