Announcing the release of an all-new series from the South African Mint

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.

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 Elephant is the inaugural release of this new series.

Innovative Design

Innovative Design

Struck in gold or silver, this stunning coin’s obverse depicts a full-bodied image of an Elephant striding forward across the African safari. The reverse is where this coin truly shines—a unique bisected image of the Elephant’s profile, allowing you to examine its features in exquisite detail.

Minted in Gold, Platinum or Silver

Minted in Gold, Platinum or Silver

2019 Big 5 Elephant 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.

Certified by NGC

Each coin has been individually certified and graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) to be in Proof 70 Ultra Cameo. 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

Signed Labels Available

From each limited mintage, a number of coins have been sealed by NGC in protective holders with labels bearing a label hand-signed by Tumi Tsehlo, Managing Director of the South African Mint.

Extremely Limited Release

If you haven’t already rushed to secure your 2019 Gold, Platinum or Silver Big 5 Elephant coins, now is the time to do so! Only 2,000 silver proofs, 1,000 platinum proofs and just 600 gold proofs were struck. Even fewer 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. Secure all three and save $290!

2019 One-Ounce Gold, Platinum, Silver Big 5 Elephant 3-Proof Set

  • First Release of an All-New Series
  • One Ounce of 99.99% Pure Gold
  • One Ounce of 99.95% Pure Platinum
  • One Ounce of 99.9% Fine Silver
  • Official Legal Tender
  • Innovative Design
  • Available Graded by NGC as Proof 70 Ultra Cameo
  • Certified as First Day of Issue
  • PF70 Label Hand-Signed by Tumi Tsehlo
  • Only 15 Sets Available

2019 One-Ounce Gold Big 5 Elephant Proof

  • First Release of an All-New Series
  • One Ounce of Pure Gold
  • Struck in 99.99% Fineness
  • 50 Rand Legal Tender
  • Innovative Design
  • Available Graded by NGC Proof 70 Ultra Cameo 
  • Certified as First Day of Issue
  • PF70 Label Hand-Signed by Tumi Tsehlo
  • Only 600 Struck

2019 One-Ounce Platinum Big 5 Elephant

  • First Release of an All-New Series
  • One Ounce of Fine Silver
  • Struck in 99.95% Fineness
  • 20 Rand Legal Tender
  • Innovative Design
  • Available Graded by NGC as Proof 70 Ultra Cameo
  • Certified as First Day of Issue
  • MS70 Label Hand-Signed by Tumi Tsehlo
  • Only 1,000 Struck

2019 One-Ounce Silver Big 5 Elephant Proof

  • First Release of an All-New Series
  • One Ounce of Fine Silver
  • Struck in 99.9% Fineness
  • 5 Rand Legal Tender
  • Innovative Design
  • Available Graded by NGC as Proof 70 Ultra Cameo
  • Certified as First Day of Issue
  • PF70 Label Hand-Signed by Tumi Tsehlo
  • Only 2,000 Struck
This release is the start of something BIG. Don’t wait for these majestic Gold and Silver Elephants to walk on by. Secure yours immediately before our limited allotment has run out forever!

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