The gold Krugerrand is the official gold bullion coin of South Africa, and bears the distinction of being the first modern gold bullion coin to hit the market. The South African Mint has produced fractional sizes of the Krugerrand, and the 1/2 Ounce Gold Krugerrand is the largest of these.
Details of the 1 Ounce Gold Krugerrand
The fractional gold Krugerrands are much rarer than the standard, 1 Ounce Krugerrand. Of the fractional versions, the 1/2 oz Krugerrand is the most common, and shares an identical design with the 1 ounce coin. The 1/2 Ounce Gold Krugerrand is legal tender in South Africa, although the value of gold in each coin far exceeds its legal tender value.
The obverse of the 1/2 Ounce Krugerrand shows a profile of former Boer President Paul Kruger, and the reverse depicts a springbok, one of the national symbols of South Africa. The weight, gold fineness, and mint date are also displayed. The fractional gold Krugerrands spelled the final death knell gold Rand coins, which were discontinued in the 1980’s.
Investing in Gold Krugerrands Online
With full backing of the South African Mint, the 1/2 oz Krugerrand has its weight, purity, and authenticity fully guaranteed. The 1/2 Ounce Gold Krugerrand is a great mid-range gold bullion coin, perfect for investors hoping to buy gold bullion in smaller amounts. Being rare, the 1/2 oz Gold Krugerrand has numismatic value, so coin collectors and gift seekers also buy gold Krugerrands in large numbers. Because of this rarity, when you buy South African 1/2 Ounce Gold Krugerrands online from CBMint, they are chosen at random from our inventory. If you wish to request a specific year of minting, include that request with your order and we shall try to accommodate it.
1/2 oz Gold Krugerrands are manufactured from Crown Gold, a 22 karat gold-copper alloy, which increases the hardness and durability of each coin and also gives the Gold Krugerrand its distinctive orange-colored hue. The overall weight of each coin is more than 1/2 troy ounce, thereby ensuring that the total weight of gold in each coin is exactly 1/2 of a troy ounce.
Buying 1/2 Gold Krugerrands Online from CBMint — Shipping and Insurance
When you purchase 1/2 oz Krugerrands and finish the checkout process, we promptly ready your order for shipment. Each gold Krugerrand is placed in protective and discrete packaging and is shipped direct to your address. Given the value of gold, as determined by the current gold spot price, your order is fully insured while it is in transit to you.
Help with Buying Gold Krugerrands Online
Given current gold prices, even 1/2 oz of gold has significant value. Part of what maked CBMint the best place to buy gold Krugerrands online is our vast array of customer resources. We feature several online help pages, such as our FAQ, an Investing Guide, a Glossary, and a Product Information Page. If you need further help when buying Gold Krugerrands online, CBMint has, in addition to our Contact Us Page, a Live Chat feature, where you can chat directly with one of our representatives. We also encourage you to call CBMint toll-free at 214-597-1571.