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Why add this perfectly graded South Africa Natura Series 2004 1/4 oz. Gold Caracal proof coin to your collection?
In 1994, the South African Mint introduced its first 24 karat gold series. Titled Natura, the series celebrates the beauty and majesty of animals native to Africa. In 2002, the Mint launched a three-year series within the series, dedicated to the Wild Cats of Africa. The honorary cat of the 2004 release was the caracal. Also known as the African lynx, the most distinguishing feature of the caracal is its long, black-tufted ears. The creature's name of "caracal" is derived from the Turkish word "karakulak," which translates as "black ear."
Gorgeously Detailed Wildlife Imagery
Obverse: The obverse depicts a caracal with its signature tufted ears raised in an alert position. A stylized rendition of the wildcat's savanna habitat appears in the background, with the inscription "SOUTH AFRICA 2004" cleverly integrated into the landscape.
Reverse: The reverse illustrates a standing adult caracal looking back protectively towards its seated kitten, with barren branches in the background. Inscribed "R20," "NATURA" and "1/4 OZ. AU 999.9" below.
Pristine Proof 70 Ultra Cameo
The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has examined this South Africa Natura Series 2004 1/4 oz. Gold Caracal proof coin and judged it to be in Proof 70 condition for its flawless strike, pristine surfaces and exceptional eye appeal. The coin also earned the Ultra Cameo (UC) designation for the remarkable amount of differentiation between its frosted and mirrored finishes. The 20 Rand proof coin is encapsulated in a sonically sealed NGC protective holder accompanied by a South African flag style certification label.
This magnificent, perfectly struck 1/4 oz. gold proof 2004 South Africa Natura Caracal coin will look fantastic in your collection!
This 2004 South Africa Natura - Caracal 1/4 oz Gold Proof NGC PF70 UC South African Flag Label is proudly minted by the South African Mint. The South African Mint, founded in the 1890s, issued the first modern gold bullion coin, the Gold Krugerrand.
|Year of Issue:||2004|
|Mint:||South African Mint|
|Label/Signature:||South African Flag Label|
|Display Weight:||1/4 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||7.7758 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.25 oz|
|Legal Tender:||South Africa|