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These beautiful Pure Gold coins are part of the second release of the popular Big Five Series from the South African Mint. The collection honours the five largest animals of the African continent in very unique designs: the bush elephant, the African lion, the rhino, the leopard, and the buffalo. Each of these animals is presented in a highly detailed realistic depiction.

When placed side by side to another identical gold coin, the two halves of the animal face depicted on the reverse side of the coin form a full face, another addition to the many benefits of these unique bullion items.


  • Ships individually in protective packaging
  • Consisting of 1 oz of 9999 Fine Gold
  • Obverse: Features the engraving of a tusked African elephant in its natural environment, the South African coat of arms within a small circle and the inscriptions "SOUTH AFRICA" and "BIG FIVE 2022"
  • Reverse: Features the depiction of two side-by-side elephant faces along with inscriptions indicating the metal weight, type, purity and legal tender value of the gold coin (fifty rand face value)

Elephants are the largest existing land animals and have roamed the Earth for thousands of years, sharing a collective memory and attracting the fascination of multiple cultures and societies, symbolizing wisdom and intelligence. There are three recognized living species of elephants: the African forest elephant, the African bush elephant (featured in this coin) and the Asian elephant.

Protect your wealth with this new release of the South African Mint Big Series II collection! One of the most beautiful precious metals bullion products available and a great addition to any wildlife collection. These coins contain a precious metal content of 1 oz gold at 9999 purity.


The South African Mint (SAM) was established in 1890 after the discovery of gold in the South African territory. Throughout history, the mint was annexed to the British Empire, becoming a branch of the Royal Mint from 1890 to 1923. After the independence of South Africa, it reopened officially as the SAM in 1941. The SAM is responsible for minting the South African rand on behalf of the South African Reserve Bank. The prestigious Rand Refinery (the first refinery in the world to market investment-grade bullion items) supplies all precious metals the mint uses. In recent years, the mint has expanded its product line, including the successful Big Five and Big Five II series.

Brilliant Uncirculated
South Africa
South African Mint
ZAR 20
1 oz

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