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2023 1 oz South African Gold Big Five Elephant Coin (BU)

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Introducing the 2023 1 oz South African Gold Big Five Elephant Coin (BU).

The South African Mint released the Big Five coin program in 2019, making it one of the only other coin series apart from the popular Krugerrand. Since its launch, the series has quickly grown in popularity, making it sought after by investors and collectors alike. The program pays homage to South African wildlife, with coins featuring the elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino, and leopard. Along with the gold series, there are also versions of the Big Five program in silver and platinum.

Each 1 oz South African Gold Big Five Elephant Coin will arrive in individual plastic flips or tubes of 10 coins in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Struck by the South African Mint, every coin is guaranteed to contain 1 troy oz of .9999 pure gold. The 1 oz coin also has a face value of 50 rand, however, its intrinsic metal value is higher.

Habitat loss along with poaching for their ivory tusks has significantly reduced the population of African Elephants.  This coin serves as a tribute to those who keep elephants and other wildlife safe and a reminder of the importance of conservation.

The obverse face contains an artistic representation of the majestic African Elephant, the largest land mammal on earth. The elephant can be seen in full frontal view, showing off its impressive tusks. Also included on the obverse is the South African coat of arms. The South African elephant are known to communicate using seismic vibrations, which are low-frequency sounds that travel through the ground. Elephants use their feet to create these vibrations, which can be detected by other elephants up to 20 kilometers away. 

The reverse contains two halves of the elephant’s face with a mirrored design. This was designed in this particular way so that when you have two coins side-by-side, the faces will combine to create a whole elephant. The more coins you own, the larger your “herd” becomes. The center of the reverse contains the specifications of the coin.

For any further questions about this product or other products on GoldClub Direct, do not hesitate to reach out. Support specialists are available by phone at 1-800-700-4715, or by our live chat and email address, [email protected].

Gold Coin highlights

  • Ships in an individual flip or plastic tube of 10 coins.
  • Minted by the South African Mint, this is the 1st issue of the South African Gold Big Five Series.
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold content.
  • Obverse depicts a large African elephant from a ground perspective along with South Africa’s coat of arms in the middle
  • The reverse shows two mirrored elephant heads.
  • Face value of 50 Rand (R50) backed by the government of South Africa.

Specifications

ManufacturerSouth African Mint
ConditionBrilliant Uncirculated
Purity.9999
Diameter32.69 mm
Denomination50 Rand
Metal Weight1 Troy Ounce
Year Minted2023
Country of OriginSouth Africa
IRA EligibilityYes
Inner Pack10
CoANo
Packaging TypePlastic Flip
SKUGBIG5ELEPHAN123

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    Introducing the 2023 1 oz South African Gold Big Five Elephant Coin (BU).

    The South African Mint released the Big Five coin program in 2019, making it one of the only other coin series apart from the popular Krugerrand. Since its launch, the series has quickly grown in popularity, making it sought after by investors and collectors alike. The program pays homage to South African wildlife, with coins featuring the elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino, and leopard. Along with the gold series, there are also versions of the Big Five program in silver and platinum.

    Each 1 oz South African Gold Big Five Elephant Coin will arrive in individual plastic flips or tubes of 10 coins in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Struck by the South African Mint, every coin is guaranteed to contain 1 troy oz of .9999 pure gold. The 1 oz coin also has a face value of 50 rand, however, its intrinsic metal value is higher.

    Habitat loss along with poaching for their ivory tusks has significantly reduced the population of African Elephants.  This coin serves as a tribute to those who keep elephants and other wildlife safe and a reminder of the importance of conservation.

    The obverse face contains an artistic representation of the majestic African Elephant, the largest land mammal on earth. The elephant can be seen in full frontal view, showing off its impressive tusks. Also included on the obverse is the South African coat of arms. The South African elephant are known to communicate using seismic vibrations, which are low-frequency sounds that travel through the ground. Elephants use their feet to create these vibrations, which can be detected by other elephants up to 20 kilometers away. 

    The reverse contains two halves of the elephant’s face with a mirrored design. This was designed in this particular way so that when you have two coins side-by-side, the faces will combine to create a whole elephant. The more coins you own, the larger your “herd” becomes. The center of the reverse contains the specifications of the coin.

    For any further questions about this product or other products on GoldClub Direct, do not hesitate to reach out. Support specialists are available by phone at 1-800-700-4715, or by our live chat and email address, [email protected].