The Most Wanted SA Coins Price List

In some African countries, paper notes are the major type of currency accepted as a means of exchange. This is not because these countries do not have coin money, but because of the devalued state of the country’s currency. As such, the value of the coins in these countries has become almost non-existent that it can barely afford anything, which means there is practically no need to produce them.

In South Africa, the narrative is different, seeing that the South African Mint Company is fully active and in the business of releasing valuable coins that can compete in the international market. Most of the value coins in South Africa are now used as a store of wealth, and like you can trade forex or cryptocurrencies, if you are familiar with the market dynamics of the South African coins, you can also trade them.

Which Is The Rarest South Africa Coin?

South African coins are regarded as a store of wealth as they are mostly made of measurable materials like gold, silver, and other precious metals. The rarity, demand, and availability of a coin are what determines its market value per time. This implies that the value of a coin is not consistent and is always subject to change.

The cost of a coin is also dependent on the material used to make it. SA coins made with more expensive materials are usually more costly. Here is a detailed list of the most valuable SA coins and their prices.

1. Krugerrand Coin

South African Coins
SA Coins

Krugerrand coin is a product of the Rand Refinery and South African Mint. It was officially released in 1967 and has become a store of wealth among investors and collectors. On the coin is a portrait of former South African president, Paul Kruger, as designed by Otto Schultz, and over the years, the physical appearance has not been known to have undergone any serious change. Krugerrand Coin also serves as a legal tender.

2020 Krugerrand

Here is a detailed list of the 2020 Krugerrand coin and their different prices:

Coin Price
1oz Fine-Silver Proof R 995
The Prestige Set (6 coins) R 71,995
The Fractional Set (5 coins) R 33,995
2oz Fine-Silver Proof R 1,995
1/50oz (22ct Gold) R 1,395
1/10oz (22ct Gold) R 4,495
1/4oz (22ct Gold) R 8,995
1oz Gold Proof R 33,995
2oz Gold Proof R 74,995

2019 Krugerrand

The 2019 Krugerrand Coin and their prices are as follows:

Coin Prices
1oz (22ct gold) R 33,995
1/4oz (22ct gold) R 8,995
1/10oz (22ct gold) R 4,495
1/50oz (22ct gold) R 1,395
1oz Fine Silver Proof Ag 999 R 995
Fractional with Silver Set (6 coins) R 32,995
The Prestige Set (6 coins) R 71,995
Fractional 5 (coin set) R 33,995
The D-Day 75 Year Commemorative Set R 36,995

2018 Krugerrand

2018 Krugerrand Coins and their prices are:

Coin Prices
Fractional Set (5 coins) R 33,995
Prestige Set (6 coins) R 71,995
Fractional Set with Silver (6 coins) R 32,995
1oz Fine – Silver Proof R 995
1/50oz (22ct gold) R 1,395
1/10oz (22ct gold) R 4,495
1/4oz (22ct gold) R 8,995
1oz (22ct gold) R 33,995

2017 Krugerrand 50th Anniversary

Krugerrand coin, which debuted in 1967, officially became 50 years old in 2017, and to celebrate this anniversary, the 2017 Krugerrand 50th anniversary coin was released.

Coin Price
2017 Krugerrand 1oz (22ct gold) R 31,600

2. 1902 VeldPond

Collecting the 1902 VeldPond coin would not only be because of its monetary value when sold but also to serve as a memorial for the Boer-British war. The rarity of this coin can be accounted for by the number that was created. Only 986 of this coin was made, and it was due to the desperate need of the Boers to buy things from the African tribes during their war against the British.

SA Coins
SA Coins

The value of this old coin varies depending on the physical status of your coin. The value usually ranges from R150,000 to R350,000. Unlike other recent coins that were produced by the South African Mint Company, these coins are handmade.

3. 1898 Single 9 Pond

1898 single 9 pond coin is one of the most expensive South African coins that is also ranked among the most expensive coins in the world. The coin traces its history to as far back as the Anglo-Boer War when the British were going to South Africa.

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As valuable and expensive as this coin is, it is no longer in the market, seeing that only one of these coins was sold to a private buyer who chose to stay anonymous for a whopping R20 million. As of 2020, this coin had a value of R15,000,000.

4. Big 5 Coins

South Africa as a country is proud of its rich wildlife reserve. The animals known as ‘The Big 5’ include lions, buffaloes, rhinos, leopards, and elephants. These animals are seen as the landmark and ambassadors of the country’s rich cultural history, hence the relevance of the big 5 coin series.

The Big 5 coin series have certain qualities that make them a potential store of long-term wealth. They are perfectly minted, have beautiful motives, and have small mintages. Here are the different Big 5 coins and their prices.

SA Coins
SA Coins

2021 Big 5: Buffalo

These are the different Big 5: Buffalo coins and their prices.

Coin Price
5 Rand | 1 Oz Silver | Uncirculated €89,50
Big Five Series (5.)

5 Rand | 1 Oz Silver | Uncirculated

€89,50
Big Five Series (5.):

50 Rand | 1 Oz Gold | Proof

€4.500,00
Double Capsule Series (5.); 50 Rand | 1 Oz Gold | Proof €395,00
Big Five + Krugerrand (5.): Set – Privy Mark Buffalo; 6 Rand | 2 x 1 Oz Silver | Proof €395,00
Set – Privy Mark Buffalo

51 Rand | 2 x 1 Oz Gold | Proof

€7.450,00

2020 Big 5: Rhino

The Big 5: Rhino coins and their prices are as follows:

Coin Price
2020 Big 5 Rhino Brilliant Uncirculated 1oz Silver-Ag 999 blister pack R 595
Proof Set R 1,995
2020 Big 5 Rhino Proof 1oz Gold Au 999.9 R 33,995
2020 Big 5 Rhino + Krugerrand 2 coin set- silver (Big 5 Rhino 1oz Proof Silver-Ag 999 and Krugerrand 1oz Proof Silver-Ag 999 with privy mark) R 1,995
2020 Big 5 Rhino + Krugerrand 2 coin set – gold (Big 5 Rhino 1oz 24ct Proof Gold and Krugerrand 1oz 22ct Proof Gold with privy mark) R 69,995

2020 Big 5: Leopard

The prices of the Big 5: Leopard coin include:

Coin Price
Big Five Series (4.)

5 Rand | 1 Oz Silver | Uncirculated

€94,50
Big Five Series (4.)

5 Rand | 1 Oz Silver | Uncirculated

€94,50
Big Five Series (4.)

50 Rand | 1 Oz Gold | Proof

 €4.750,00
Big Five + Krugerrand (4.), Set – Privy Mark Leopard

6 Rand | 2 x 1 Oz Silver | Proof

€475,00
Big Five + Krugerrand (4.), Set – Privy Mark Leopard

51 Rand | 2 x 1 Oz Gold | Proof

€7.950,00

2020 Big 5: Lion

Only one coin makes up the Big 5: Lion series.

Coin Price
Platinum 1oz Pt 999.5 R 26,995

2019 Big 5: Elephant

Like the lion coin, the elephant series is made up of one coin.

Coin Price
Proof Platinum 1oz Pt 999.5 R 26,995

5. 2019 Coins – Celebrating South Africa: 25 Years of Constitutional Democracy

After the first Democratic election in South Africa in 1994, 2019 made it exactly 25 years of constitutional democracy, and 7 coins were released to commemorate the celebrations. These coins and their prices include:

Coin Price
Celebrating South Africa: 25 Years Of Constitutional Democracy R50 (Bronze alloy Proof) R 195
Celebrating South Africa: 25 years of constitutional democracy 6 Coin Set (Uncirculated) R 295
Celebrating South Africa: 25 Years Of Constitutional Democracy R50 (Sterling-Silver proof) R 995
Celebrating South Africa: 25 years of constitutional democracy 8 Coin Set (Proof) R 1,995
Celebrating South Africa: 25 years of constitutional democracy 9 Coin Set (Proof) R 36,995
Celebrating South Africa: 25 years of constitutional democracy R500 (1oz, 24ct Gold, Proof) R 33,995
Celebrating South Africa: 25 years of constitutional democracy Launch Set (Proof) R 36,995

6. 2018: Celebrating South Africa (Mandela 100 Years)

SA Coins
SA Coins

This coin was released to serve as a regular currency, but the rarity of the SA coins makes them more valuable. As the name of the coin implies, it was released to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 100 years birthday in 2018.

Coin Price
R50 (bronze alloy, proof) R 127
R50 (proof quality, sterling-silver) R 995
Prestige Set (4 coin set) R 36,995

7. 2017: OR Tambo Centenary Coins

SA Coins

This coin was released by the South African mint company to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Oliver Tambo’s birth. The different coins in this series went into circulation in October 2017. The prices of the various coins include:

Coin Price
R50 (proof quality, base metal) R 250
Proof quality, sterling-silver R 995
Set (3 coin set) R 1,995
R500 (1oz, 24ct gold) R 33,995
Prestige Set (4 coin set) R 36,995

8. Color Coins

SA Coins
SA Coins

The inauguration of the first-ever colored coin in South Africa took place on the 27th to 30th of October 2016. Having colors on coins was a significant innovation by the South African Mint Company. Here are the different valuable colored coins in South Africa and their prices.

2019 Color

Coin Price
Prestige Set (All 4 sterling-silver color coins) R 4,395
R10 Purple-Crested Turaco (sterling-silver) R 1,195
R5 African Flame Lily (sterling-silver) R 1,195
R5 African Flame Lily (sterling-silver) R 1,195
R10 Southern Yellow-Billed Hornbill (sterling-silver) R 1,195
R5 Impala Lily (sterling-silver) R 1,195

2018 Color

Coin Price
R5 Orange Tritonia (sterling-silver) R 1,195
R10 Yellow-throated Sandgrouse (sterling-silver) R 1,195
R5 Grass Crinum (sterling-silver) R 1,195
R10 White-backed Night-Heron (sterling-silver) R 1,195
Prestige Set (All 4 sterling-silver color coins) R 4,395

2017 Color

Coin Price
R5 Yellow Wine Cup (1oz) R 1,195
R10 Blue Crane (1oz) R 1,195
R10 Caspian Tern (1oz) R 1,195
R5 Starfish Lily (1oz) R 1,195
Color Coins Prestige Set (4 1oz) R 4,395

9. 2019: Cradle of Humankind: Hominids

SA Coins

One of the most extensive reserves of hominid fossils is located in dozens of caves just a few hours from Johannesburg, and this coin was created to commemorate this location.

Coin Price
R100, 1oz, 24ct gold R 33,995
R50, 1/2oz, 24ct gold R 17,995
Launch Set R 34,995
Prestige Set (5 pieces) R 64,995
R5, 1/20oz, 24ct gold R 2,495
R20, 1/4oz, 24ct gold R 4,495
R50, 1/2oz, 24ct gold R 8,995

10. Natura: Paleontology

SA Coins

This is another coin series released by the South African Mint Company to celebrate the country’s rich plant and animal diversification and history.

2020 Natura: Paleontology

Coin Price
2020 Natura – Palaeontology Archosarus: The rise of the Dinosaurs R25, 1oz, Fine-Silver R 595

2019 Natura: Paleontology

Coin Price
2019 Natura – Palaeontology Archosarus: The rise of the Dinosaurs R25, 1oz, Fine-Silver R 595

2018 Natura: Paleontology

Coin Price
R5, 1/20oz, 24ct gold R 2,495
R10, 1/10oz, 24ct gold R 4,495
R20, 1/4oz, 24ct gold R 8,995
R50, 1/2oz, 24ct gold R 17,995
R100, 1oz, 24ct gold R 33,995
Launch Set R 34,995
Prestige Set (5 pieces) R 64,995

11. Nelson Mandela Legacy Coins

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These coins were released in 2018 as a way of celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela. As you have already known, Nelson Mandela was a prominent personality in South African history and the fight against apartheid rule. He later went on to become South Africa’s first black president. His contribution to the unity in South Africa has made him a legend, hence the need for these coins to celebrate his legacy.

2019 Protea: Life of a Legend: Nelson Mandela, Legacy

Coin Price
R1 (Proof, Sterling-Silver) R 545
R1 (Uncirculated, Sterling-Silver) R 445
R5 (1/10oz, 24ct Gold) R 4,495
R25,( 1oz, 24ct Gold) R 33,995
Prestige Set R 35,995
Launch Set R 42,495

2018 Protea: Life of a Legend: Robben Island, Nelson Mandela, Legacy

Coin Price
R1 (uncirculated, sterling-silver) R 445
R1 (proof quality, sterling-silver R 545
R5 (1/10 oz, 24 ct gold) R 4,495
Launch set R 42,495
Prestige Set R 35,995
R 25 (1 oz, 24 ct gold) R 33,995

12. 2020 Crown and Tickey – South African Inventions: Retinal Cryoprobe

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The aim of releasing the crown and tickey series is to pay homage to local ingenuity and celebrate the pioneering efforts of South Africans.

Coin Price
Set (R2 Crown, 2 1/2c Sterling Silver) R 3,695
2 1/2c (Tickey, Sterling Silver) R 395
R2 (Crown, sterling silver) R 995

2019 R2 Crown & Tickey South African Inventions: Polymer Putty

Coin Price
KR 1oz Proof Ag999 + 1oz Silver Crown Proof Ag925 R 1,995
Set (R2 crown, 2 1/2c sterling silver) R 3,695
2 1/2c (Tickey, sterling silver) R 395
R2 (Crown, sterling silver) R 995

2018 South African Inventions Computed Tomography (CAT Scan)

Coin Price
Set (R2 crown, 2½c sterling silver) R 3,695
2 1/2 c Tickey R 395
R2 CAT Scan R 995

2017 R2 Crown & Tickey – South African Inventions

Coin Price
R2 (Crown, sterling-silver) R 995
Set (R2 crown, 2½c sterling-silver) R 3,695
2 1/2c (Tickey, sterling-silver) R 395

2018 R1 GOLD

Coin Price
R1 (1/10oz, 24 ct gold) R 4 495

13. 2018 UNESCO Waterberg Biosphere Reserve

SA Coins

The aim of launching this coin was to celebrate the rich diversity of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. On these coins, you can see images of plant and animals reserves like sunbirds and flowers.

Coin Price
Full Set: Two R2 (1/4oz, 24ct gold) and two R2 (sterling silver) R 18,995
R2 (sterling silver) Cape Griffon (vulture) R 995
R2 (1/4oz, 24ct gold) San Rock Art R 8,995
R2 (1/4oz, 24ct gold) Rhino and her calf R 8,995
R2 (sterling silver) Kudu R 995

2020 Circulation Sets

Coin Price
Uncirculated Currency Coin Set R 275
Proof Currency Coin R 720
Proof Currency Coin Set -The Baby Set R 645

2019 Circulation Sets

Coin Price
Uncirculated Currency Coin Set R 275
Proof Currency Coin Set R 720
Proof Currency Coin Set -The Baby Set R 645

2018 Circulation Sets

Coin Price
Uncirculated 10c, 20c, 50c, R1, R2, and R5 circulation sets R 275
The Baby Set comprises the proof 10c, 20c, 50c, R1, R2, and R5 circulation sets. R 645
Proof 10c, 20c, 50c, R1, R2, and R5 circulation sets R 720

A Recap Of All The Most Wanted South African Coins 

  1. Krugerrand Coin
  2. 1902 VeldPond
  3. 1898 Single 9 Pond
  4. Big 5 Coins
  5. 2019 Coins – Celebrating South Africa: 25 Years of Constitutional Democracy
  6. 2018: Celebrating South Africa (Mandela 100 Years)
  7. 2017: OR Tambo Centenary Coins
  8. Color Coins
  9. 2019: Cradle of Humankind: Hominids
  10. Natura: Paleontology
  11. Nelson Mandela Legacy Coins
  12. 2020 Crown and Tickey – South African Inventions: Retinal Cryoprobe
  13. 2018 UNESCO Waterberg Biosphere Reserve

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