Krugerrand 1/2oz Gold Coin 2017

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Krugerrand 1/2oz Gold Coin 2017 - Motif

Weight: 15.55 g
Purity: 917/1000
Country: South Africa
Mint: Rand Refinery
Year: 2016
Packing: Single in pouch; 15 in Tube
Grading: Mint-state, Uncirculated 
Tax: Tax Free according to §25c UStG
Excl. Tax: € 598.76 Incl. Tax: € 598.76
Quantity Net Per Unit VAT Per Unit Gross Per Unit Premium  
1+ € 598.76 € 0.00 € 598.76 9.67%
Product Description

Released in 1967, the gold Krugerrand is one of the most popular gold coins in the world. The Krugerrand is produced by the South African Mint and 2017 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the coin program.

The ½ oz Krugerrand was introduced in 1980 and contains .9167 fine gold. The 2017 Krugerrand is available in 1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz and 1/10 oz. The fractional series is popular with investors and collectors who are looking for alternatives to the 1 oz size.

The Krugerrand is one of the most recognizable brand name gold coins in the world.

Weight & Size

The Key specifications of the 2017 ½ oz Gold Krugerrand are listed below:

Diameter: 27 mm
Thickness: 2.2 mm
Weight: ½ oz
Purity: .9167


History

The first Krugerrand was introduced in 1967 in the 1 oz coin size. The gold coin was a huge success accounting for 90% of the global gold bullion market by 1980. It was the first gold bullion series for the retail investor.

The Krugerrand was designed to be durable, made from a 22k gold copper alloy. The content of the Krugerrand is 91.67% gold and 8.34% copper. The copper content gives the coin a slight reddish tint.

The Krugerrand was modeled after the English Sovereign which was the first Gold coin with a gold copper alloy. This alloy, also known as “crown gold”, is ideal for circulation coins because of its durability.


Advantages

The Krugerrand has several key benefits:

  • Name brand gold coin that is easily bought and sold

          anywhere in the world.

  • Durable and scratch resistant

  • The oldest investment coin series of its kind. Suitable

          for investors and collectors.

  • The Gold Krugerrand is available in multiple sizes which include 1 oz,

          ½ oz, ¼ oz and 1/10 oz. The ½ oz is the most popular fractional size.

Details

Manufacturer: Rand Refinery
Country of origin: South Africa
Year of Issue: 2017
Diameter:  27 mm
Thickness: 2.2 mm
Gross weight: 16.96 grams
Karat: 22 K
Fineness: 916.66 / 1000
Copper content: 8.34%
Alloy: Gold/copper
Scratch resistance: good