The 1 oz. South African Gold Kurgerrand is arguably the most popular gold coin ever
issued as legal tender by a national mint; it is certainly the most widely
traded gold bullion coin in the world.
Originally issued to help promote South African Gold. Krugerrands were first minted in 1967 and have been produced every year since. Krugers were never intended to be an aesthetically pleasing coin, just a lump of gold with a known weight and value.
Each coin depicts the profile of South African’s first president, Paul Kruger (after whom the coin was named), and a leaping springbok (or gazelle) on the otherside.