South African Gold Krugerrands
First minted in 1967 to help market South African gold, South African Gold Krugerrands quickly captured the interest of the world. By 1980, the Krugerrand dominated 90% of the global market for gold coins. The coin is named for Paul Kruger, who in 1880 became President of the South African Transvaal. His image is shown on the obverse side of the krugerrand. The latter part of the word, rand, refers to a South African unit of currency.
Beginning in the 1970s, the coin was banned from many nations because of its associations with the repressive policy of apartheid that existed in South Africa at the time. Today, 20 years after the abolition of apartheid, South African Gold Krugerrands are enjoying renewed popularity with collectors. Our current inventory features coins of several mint dates, with weights ranging from ¼ ounce to one full ounce. Shop Aydin Coins & Jewelry Co. now for best selection.