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1981 South Africa Krugerrand 1-oz Gold Coin
|Gold Content||1 oz.|
|Year of Issue||1981|
The obverse depicts the face of Paul Kruger (hence the name Kruger-rand), a prominent figure who led the Boer resistance against the British. Paul Kruger eventually became the fifth, and last president of the old South African Republic, and held that office for four terms. Designed by Coert Steynberg, the reverse shows a springbok antelope, a national symbol of South Africa. This was the same design used on the reverse of the earlier 5 shilling South African coinage for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II. The name "South Africa" and the gold content are also inscribed on the Krugerand in both English and Afrikaans.
The 1981 South Africa Krugerrand 1oz Gold Coin was struck by the South African Mint in the year 1981 and belongs to the Krugerrand series of gold bullion coins. Each 22 carat fine gold coin contains 1 troy ounce (31.1035 grams) of gold.
While the one ounce coins are generally the most popular amongst bullion investors, the South African 1981 Krugerrand Gold coin also comes in fractional ounce sizes of half, quarter and one-tenth oz.
|Other Denominations for the 1981 South Africa Krugerrand Gold Coin|
|Gold Content||1/2 oz||1/4 oz||1/10 oz|
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