The Mandela Centenary 1oz Silver Medallion is carefully struck, more than once, on polished planchets to reveal the beauty of the design in breath-taking detail, Proof medallions reflect the pinnacle of the minter’s art. Gem Proof is the highest grade a mint can be awarded for their medallion because they are as close to perfection as humanly possible upon leaving the press. Since the launch of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate series in 1995, the Mint of Norway has issued several busts of Mandela. The continuation of the program comes in the form of a silver 1 Oz medallion. The 2018 1 Oz and 5 Oz Gold Centenary Medallions are all sold out.
A Gem Proof Medallion has no post-production imperfections at 5x magnification. Gem Proof means the fields are deeply mirrored and the devices heavily frosted for bold contrast on both sides of the coin.
“The Mint of Norway prides itself on using only the best tools for minting and creating its medallions.” – Kjell Wessel, Director of The Mint of Norway.
The Mint of Norway produces all legal tender coinage for Norway and several other nations. The Mint’s fine heritage in engraving and striking has brought them many prestigious projects, not least of which is the striking of the Nobel Peace Prize medal in gold. NGC is the world’s largest internationally recognised numismatic and philatelic third-party grading company, and The South African Gold Coin Exchange is a proud and authorised partners.