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On the obverse of the 2018 1 oz South African Silver Krugerrand Coin, you’ll find the image of Paul Kruger. Kruger was a popular figure among the Boers of South Africa during the latter half of the 19th century. He was a military and political leader for the Boers during the Boer Wars between local South Africans of Dutch descent and the British Army. He would later go on to serve as a President of the South African Republic. This left-profile portrait of Kruger is an updated design crafted in 1984 by Otto Schultz.
The reverse side of the South African Silver Krugerrand Coin features the image of a Springbok antelope. The national symbol of South Africa, the Springbok species is found throughout the southern nations of the African continent, with a particularly prominent population living within the boundaries of South Africa. The Springbok design here was also updated in 1984, with the artwork completed by Coert Steynberg.
The South African Mint is the official sovereign mint of South Africa. The mint introduced the Gold Krugerrand in 1967 to promote the vast gold reserves of the nation and to offer a different medium of private gold ownership through gold bullion coins.
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