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Half Krugerrand Gold Coins

3 April 2020

PLEASE NOTE that we ONLY sell gold that we PHYSICALLY have in stock. Our position is changing all the time, so you will need to call us for up-to-date availability. Unfortunately, we are currently unable to offer wholesale deals to the trade - strictly retail only. We have Krugerrands and Sovereigns available for immediate delivery.

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In-line with UK Government instruction, our counter service is now CLOSED until further notice. If you have recently purchased bullion from us, we will be in-touch to offer you the option of UK vaulted storage until such time you're able to collect it, or shipping to you via Special Delivery. Please DO NOT try to collect it.

If you are selling scrap gold, silver or gold bullion, our postal service remains operational for sales of standard scrap, bullion and coins. We are unable to offer a 'melt & assay' service until further notice. Advice from Public Health England confirms that Coronavirus does not survive for long on parcels and packaging, therefore our online service will continue to operate. We can also confirm that Royal Mail has extensive contingency planning in place to ensure their delivery network remains operational. You can read their statement here.

Purity Weight (g) Fineness Min. Gold Content (g) Price £
Half Kruger 16.965 .9167 15.552 639.73

First minted in 1967, the South African Kruger marked a change in the economic structure of South Africa and the Common Monetary Zone. In a country that had suffered from failing food production, the discovery of rich gold resources in South Africa led to the creation of coins to be used as a method for private individuals to purchase and own gold. Commonly known as the Krugerrand, the Kruger is one of the few coins in the world that is traded based on it's gold content rather than a specific face value.

While the term Kruger refers only to the one ounce Kruger coin for purists, it is a common misnomer to refer to the smaller denominations as Krugers as well. These smaller denominations are the half ounce, quarter ounce and tenth ounce gold Krugerrand coins.

Never intended for beauty of design, the Kruger coins were meant to be vehicles for gold ownership so the designs of all South African Kruger coins are usually very simple and often repetitive through different coins. The half Krugerrand coin bears a portrait of President Kruger on the obverse side of the coin and the South African springbok design on the reverse. The reverse side of the coin is also marked with a face value of 5 rands. In addition to the lack of creative design, the Half Krugerrand coins were often stamped in such a way that it created variations in the actual size of the coins, though these minor variations did not have a great effect on the coins value.

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