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1994 South Africa Natura Lion Half Ounce Gold Proof Coin

1994 South Africa Natura Lion Half Ounce Gold Proof Boxed

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Half ounce 24 carat gold South African Natura coin. This piece is part of a series celebrating the rich wildlife of South Africa. They were also available in 1oz, 1/4oz and 1/10oz denominations. Its obverse features the profile of a maned lion with the date below. The design is by Susan Erasmus. The legend around reads ‘SUID-AFRIKA SOUTH AFRICA’. The reverse shows a pair of female lions in the act of hunting a Kudu bull (a type of antelope with long corkscrew horns), a design by Linda Loriet. The weight and composition appears below: ‘1/2oz Au 999.9’. The piece weighs 15.55 grams, has a diameter of 27.00 millimetres and a milled edge. It boasts a proof finish and is one of just 3,999 minted. This example comes in a capsule inside a Gold Reef City Mint case with a Waterfront Mint certificate of authenticity.
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Obverse

Lion in profile. Artist: Susan Erasmus. 'SUID AFRIKA SOUTH AFRICA' around and '1994' below.

Reverse

Lions hunting a kudu bull with 'NATURA' above and '1/2 oz Au 999.9' below. Artist: Linda Loriet.

Specification

Proof coin. Struck in 15.55 grams of .9999 gold. Diameter: 27.00 millimetres.

Presentation

From a mintage of 3,999. Offered inc capsule inside Gold Reef City Mint case with Waterfront Mint certificate of authenticity.

What Are South African Naturas?

The Natura collection from the South African Mint that celebrates South Africa's rich wildlife and natural history. Introduced in 1994, these coins feature designs from top SA coin artists on both obverse and reverse, featuring lions, leopards, lynx, elephants, rhinos, cheetah, buffalo and more. They're available individually and in presentation sets, both in very limited numbers

The series was the first from the SA Mint to be struck in 24-carat (99.99%) fine gold. The famous Krugerrand, by contrast, is composed of 22-carat gold. These proof coins have been offered in four different sizes: 1oz, 1/2oz. 1/4oz and 1/10oz. 999 silver Naturas were introduced in 2019.

In recent years the Natura range has expanded to take in extinct animals with a palaeontology-themed collection featuring dinosaurs and our ancient hominid ancestors, attracting a new audience of collectors to this exciting series.

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