Latest Big 5 release from the South African Mint features limited mintages.
For years, the South African Mint has collected accolades and fans thanks to their beautiful Natura series, featuring some of Africa’s unique wildlife.
That wildlife includes five particular animals—the Elephant, the Lion, the Black Rhino, the Leopard and the Buffalo—which are collectively referred to as the “Big 5.” Originally used by trophy hunters who sought to add one of each animal to their collections, the “Big 5” is now a goal of safari photographers who hope to see each creature in their natural habitat for themselves./p>
The South African Mint is proud to release a new series of coins dedicated to the Big 5, each displaying a unique, intimate, close-up portrait of one of these majestic animals. The Spotted Leopard is the fourth release of this new series.
Struck in gold, platinum or silver, this stunning coin’s obverse depicts a highly detailed profile of a leopard. As attractive as this design is, it’s the reverse where this series has provided its signature feature—a unique bisected image of the leopard’s profile.
Minted in Gold, Platinum or Silver
The 2020 Big 5 Spotted Leopard is available struck in one full Troy ounce of 99.99% gold, 99.95% platinum or 99.9% silver. Gold coins carry a legal tender value of 50 Rand, Platinum 20 Rand, and the silver coins carry a value of 5 Rand. Each coin comes struck in stunning Proof condition, with frosty devices and mirrored fields.
Special Privy Mark Krugerrands
Two of the South African Mint’s most popular series are their classic Gold and Silver Krugerrands. Struck in one ounce of 91.7% gold and 99.9% silver, respectively, these coins feature the now-classic Springbok antelope design that has graced the Krugerrand since its inception. But as part of the Big 5 series, the South African Mint has released limited-edition Gold and Silver Krugerrands with special privy marks that take the shape of each Big 5 animal. In other words, these coins mark the first time ever that the South African Mint has released Krugerrands featuring a Big 5 Spotted Leopard privy mark!
Certified Flawless by NGC with Special Designations
Each coin has been individually certified and graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) to be in flawless Proof 70 Ultra Cameo condition. In addition, NGC has certified each coin as First Day of Issue (FDI), a special designation reserved only for those freshly struck coins that were secured from the mint on the very first day of the mintage's release.
Signed Labels Available
From each limited mintage, a number of Big 5 Spotted Leopards have been sealed by NGC in protective holders with labels hand-signed by Tumi Tsehlo, former Managing Director of the South African Mint and the architect who helped bring the Big 5 series to fruition.
Extremely Limited Release
If you haven’t already rushed to secure your 2020 Gold, Platinum or Silver Big 5 Spotted Leopard coins, now is the time to do so! Only 3,000 silver proofs, 600 gold proofs and just 500 platinum proofs were struck. The special Krugerrands are even more limited, with just 1,000 Silver and a mere 100 Gold Krugerrands struck with the special Big 5 Spotted Leopard privy mark.
Only a limited number of coins from each mintage have been certified as flawless PF70 UC and certified as FDI. Now is the time to acquire one or more of these beautiful coins for your collection.
2020 One-Ounce Gold, Platinum, Silver Big 5 Spotted Leopard 3-Proof Set
2020 One-Ounce Gold Big 5 Spotted Leopard Proof
2020 One-Ounce Gold Krugerrand w/Big 5 Spotted Leopard Privy Mark
2020 One-Ounce Platinum Big 5 Spotted Leopard Proof
2020 One-Ounce Silver Krugerrand w/Big 5 Spotted Leopard Privy Mark
2020 One-Ounce Silver Big 5 Spotted Leopard Proof
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