Why should you add this Specimen 70 2017 Silver Krugerrand to your collection?
Today's most beloved bullion coins, from the American Gold Eagle to the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf, can trace their influence to one single coin series -- the South African Krugerrand. Making its first appearance in 1967, the Krugerrand brought gold ownership within the reach of millions. But while countries like the U.S. and Canada have introduced silver versions of their iconic coins, the South African Mint has only produced Krugerrands in gold for a half century.
That all changes today! To mark the 50th anniversary of this landmark series, the South African Mint, in partnership with ModernCoinMart (MCM), is introducing the first-ever Silver Krugerrand. In addition, we've been able to secure a limited selection of flawless Silver Krugerrands from the first 30 days of release. It's a special opportunity to own a version of this historic coin with distinctions that leap above the rest!
New take on a time-tested design!
Whether you're a coin collector, a stacker, or both, chances are you're already familiar with the Gold Krugerrand's famous design. The 2017 Silver Krugerrand carries the torch of the previous 50 years with the same engraving as the original, but in 1 Troy oz. of .999 pure silver. The South African Mint also takes advantage of recent developments in laser etching technology, enabling the Silver Krugerrand to boast crisp, exact detailing that is both closer to the original 1967 design and more intricate than what could ever be conceived before!
The literal heads of this coin features the "Kruger" of the Krugerrand, Paul Kruger. The former President of Zar, now the Transvaal Province of South Africa, from 1883-1902 is wreathed by the phrases "SUID-AFRIKA" and "SOUTH AFRICA." Flip this Silver Krugerrand over and you'll see a graceful springbok antelope, also surrounded by the words "KRUGERRAND," "2017" and “FYNSILWER 1 OZ FINE SILVER R1.”
Flawless, First Day of Issue beauty!
We directed our first shipment of South African legal tender Krugerrands directly to the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). There, each of these coins was objectively inspected, graded and certified. Of the many received, only a select few were graded Specimen 70 -- the highest possible grade on NGC's scale. This means your Silver Krugerrand is absolutely flawless, with zero post-production imperfections at 5x magnification!
NGC also certified these Silver Krugerrands as Early Releases, signifying that these coins left the South African Mint and made it to NGC within the first 30 days of their issue to the public. Due to the South African Mint's dedication to quality, these shipment were delayed and only a small portion of the 2017 Silver Krugerrands were able to receive the Early Releases designation. Your Silver Krugerrand will be sonically sealed in an acrylic holder for protection, with all the coin's characteristics printed on an MCM-exclusive Krugerrand label. These distinctions alone represent a small fraction of the total mintage. Put them together, and you have a prize that very few will be able to claim!
Collectors around the world can't wait for these to be released. Fortunately, MCM is the EXCLUSIVE North American distributor of 2017 Silver Krugerrands. History is about to be written -- don't miss out on your chance to be a part of it!