To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this flagship gold bullion coin, in 2017, the South African Mint struck the very first, legal tender Premium Uncirculated 1 oz. Silver Krugerrand!
In 2018, the South African Mint has made history again by releasing the world's first-ever bullion Silver Krugerrand.
March 9, 2017 - Silver Krugerrand Release Date & Exclusive Label Design Revealed
The wait is almost over! MCM, the official North American distributor for the first-ever Silver Krugerrand, is excited to announce that the Silver Krugerrand will be available for purchase on March 13th! These highly anticipated coins are expected to be the release of the century. Sign-up to make sure you are notified the moment they are available from MCM!
Not only will the Silver Krugerrands be available on March 13th, but they will be available certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) with MCM's exclusive label! See a preview of these exclusive labels below, accompanied by both white and black core holders from NGC.Â
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March 3, 2017 - The Legacy of the Krugerrand
Attention to detail and high-quality minting practices have allowed the Gold Krugerrand to continue to be one of the most-popular gold releases on the numismatic stage.
February 8, 2017 - Photos from the Berlin World Money Fair
January 27, 2017 - South African Mint to be honored at Berlin World Money Fair
As thousands of the hobby's greatest minds gather in Berlin for the 2017 World Money Fair, we can be sure there will be plenty of news-worthy numismatic updates.
For the second time, the World Money Fair will be welcoming the South African Mint as their prestigious guest of honor at their event in Berlin happening February 3- 5.
Receiving recognition for their exceptional contribution to numismatics in the form of the Gold Krugerrand, the SA Mint will surely receive attention as they celebrate the coin's 50th Anniversary.
As the anticipation for the first-ever Silver Krugerrand coin continues to grow around the world, the SA Mint is excited to accept this respected recognition and looks forward to delivering a pristine Silver Krugerrand.
To read the official announcement from the World Money Fair, click here.
January 8, 2017 - CoinWeek Features Silver Krugerrand Unveiling
In addition to thousands getting the chance to see the first-ever Silver Krugerrand test-strike at the 2017 FUN Show, CoinWeek reported on the official unveiling.
January 6, 2017 - MCM displays a test strike for FUN Show attendees to see in-person
See a test strike of the Silver Krugerrand in-person or on our Facebook Livestream for the 2017 FUN show! Our team has traveled to Fort Lauderdale, FL to give FUN Show attendees a first-look at one of the test strikes for this exciting, new release. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the latest in FUN Show news and events. Don't forget to sign-up to be notified when the first-ever Silver Krugerrand is available for purchase.
January 5, 2017 - MCM to display a test strike of the first-ever Silver Krugerrand at the FUN Show
As MCM continues to work with the South African Mint to ensure quality Silver Krugerrands, we will display a test strike at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Show. The FUN Show is taking place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and MCM will be at booth 505. Starting on Friday, January 6th, attendees can visit our table to see the test strike on a rotating display, in-person, for the first time ever.
If you are unable to attend the show, MCM will be live streaming from the event on our Facebook page. Simply visit our page to see the first-ever Silver Krugerrand in action and check back throughout the weekend for continuous FUN Show coverage.
December 5, 2016 - South African Mint Releases Official Statement Regarding Delay of 2017 Silver Krugerrands
Official SA Mint Press Release
|A week after announcing a delay in the production of the first-ever Silver Krugerrand, the South African Mint has released a statement: |
Read the entire Official SA Mint Silver Krugerrand Delay press release. MCM will continue to provide regular updates and is eagerly awaiting a new release date.
December 2, 2016 - 2017 Silver Krugerrand Delay Announced
MCM’s number one priority is providing outstanding, high-quality releases to our customers. It is because of this shared viewpoint that we chose to partner with the South African (SA) Mint to bring the world the first-ever Silver Krugerrand coin.
At this time, we have been notified by the Mint of a production delay for the 2017 Silver Krugerrand coins. Though we are anxious to bring this highly anticipated release to our customers, it is our mission – and the Mint’s – to bring only the best to our customers.
In this spirit, we must announce a delay in releasing the 2017 Silver Krugerrand. We will publish an updated release date as soon as it can be confirmed with the Mint. If you have signed up to receive email notifications about the 2017 Silver Krugerrand, you will be among the first to know.
Customers may check back to this page regularly for additional content while awaiting email notifications containing verified information from MCM, your SA Mint-authorized North American Distributor of 2017 Silver Krugerrand coins.
November 28, 2016 - Silver Krugerrand Dies and Sketches from the SA Mint
November 21, 2016 - Official 2017 Silver Krugerrand Release Date Revealed
The moment, thousands have been waiting for is finally here. ModernCoinMart is thrilled to announce that the world’s first-ever 2017 Silver Krugerrand will be officially released and available for purchase December 5th, 2016. To ensure you are among the first to know about every future update, sign up above to receive email notifications.
As the Official North American distributor for the 2017 Silver Krugerrand, always turn to ModernCoinMart for timely, trusted information.
November 15, 2016 - Official 2017 Silver Krugerrand Specs Revealed
November 7, 2016 - Press Release: Silver Krugerrand officially distributed by ModernCoinMart
In 1967, the world's first modern, gold bullion coin was issued, making it possible for many to own 1 oz. of gold for the first time in history. The South African Gold Krugerrand has since adhered to a standard of excellence, causing it to consistently be one of the most coveted gold coins on the market.
Named the Krugerrand after former President, Paul Kruger, the South African Mint made history 50 years ago when they released the first modern gold bullion coin. This 1 Troy oz. .917 fine gold coin became an instant hit world-wide, and years later caused other world Mints to strike their own gold bullion coins. It was only after the introduction of the gold Krugerrand that everyday people could confidently purchase 1 oz. of pure gold in a durable fashion. The gold Krugerrand paved the way for various gold coins to be struck—such as the American Gold Eagle and Canadian Gold Maple Leaf. Half a century later, the South African Mint is making history again with the South Africa 1 oz silver Krugerrand!
Struck in one full oz. of .999 fine silver, this legal-tender Silver Krugerrand features the tried-and-true design of the original. The coin’s reverse showcases the symbolic South African Springbok antelope while an image of South Africa’s former president, Paul Kruger is depicted on the obverse.
As a bonus feature, the South African Mint has struck these coins using innovative laser-etching technology to digitally enhance the design. This technology was not available in 1967 when the Gold Krugerrand was developed—making this a first-ever for any Krugerrand.
A proof Krugerrand is a Krugerrand coin that is minted in limited edition quantities for sales as collector coins with the only difference between regular and proofs being the number of serrations, or ridges around the edge of the coin. Proof Krugerrands have 220 ridges while the regular coins have 160.
Because of their status to collectors, they are priced higher compared to their bullion counterparts. Proof Krugerrand Coins are more commonly found in gold versions, however, in 2017, the South African Mint began striking silver Krugerrand coins. Using the famous Gold Krugerrand design, the proof silver Krugerrand is traditionally issued with limited mintage The 2020 edition has an extremely limited quantity for their 1oz silver proof Krugerrand coins due to only 20,000 coins being minted.