Queen Elizabeth II 90th Birthday 2016 Mint Mark 1/2oz Proof KrugerrandAdd to Cart Enquire
Special International Limited Edition 90th Celebration of Queen Elizabeth II 1/2 oz Mint Mark Proof Krugerrand, exclusively available in South Africa through the Scoin Shop and the South African Gold Coin Exchange.
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To commemorate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday and the 50th year of striking the Krugerrand, the South African Mint has released a Special International Limited Edition 90th Celebration of Queen Elizabeth II 1/2 oz Mint Mark Proof Krugerrand, exclusively available in South Africa through the Scoin Shop and the South African Gold Coin Exchange.View Details
Born on 21 April 1926, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has become one of the most iconic figures in the world. Since her coronation in 1952, she has been Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as Head of the Commonwealth.
On 6 February 2016, she became the longest reigning monarch in Britain and the longest reigning female monarch in the world, having reigned for over 64 years.
Her tenure at the helm of the British monarchy has seen iconic events in the history of the world, such as devolution in the United Kingdom, Canadian patriation, the decolonisation of Africa and the dawn of democracy in South Arica. As Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday, the South African Mint also celebrates the 50th year of the striking of the Krugerrand.
The obverse depicts the same bust of President Paul Kruger which appeared on the obverse of the Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek’s currency coins issued in 1892. As this design was used on the original gold coins, it was decided to continue with it on the new Krugerrand.
The design on the reverse depicts a prancing springbok, South Africa’s national animal and a well-known South African symbol, originally designed and engraved by the famous South African sculptor Coert Steynberg. It also features a ‘QEII 90’ mint mark.