Why add this superbly graded South Africa Natura Series 2004 Caracal 1 oz. gold proof coin to your collection of precious metal treasures?
The South African Mint launched the 24 karat gold Natura series in 1994. Since its introduction, the series has been issued in small, multi-year installments dedicated to native African animal types. The caracal is featured on the third release of the Natura series celebrating the Wild Cats of Africa. The caracal is known for its distinctive black facial markings and long, black-tufted ears.
Breathtaking African Wildcat Design
Obverse: A caracal is depicted on the obverse with its gaze intently focused, and tufted ears alertly raised. The distinctive trees, mountains and foliage of the South African savanna are illustrated in a stylized fashion at right. Inscribed "SOUTH AFRICA 2004."
Reverse: The reverse design features a sleek caracal in a predatory pose, as it patiently crouches in wait of prey on the sturdy limb of a tree, with smaller branches adorned with clusters of leaves above. Inscribed "1 OZ. AU 999.9," "NATURA" and "R100."
Magnificent Proof 69 Ultra Cameo
This 2004 South Africa Natura Series Caracal 1 oz. gold proof coin was submitted to the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) for review and deemed to be in Proof 69 condition for its amazingly sharp strike, nearly perfect surfaces and fantastic eye appeal. The 100 Rand coin also received the Ultra Cameo (UC) designation, which describes the extraordinary degree of contrast between its frosted and mirrored finishes. The coin is encapsulated in a sonically sealed NGC protective holder with commemorative South African flag style certification label.
This virtually flawless release of the low mintage 1 oz. gold proof 2004 South Africa Natura Series Caracal coin will be a welcome addition to your collection!
This 2004 South Africa Natura Series - Caracal 1 oz Gold Proof R100 Coin NGC PF69 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 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1035 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Legal Tender:||South Africa|