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1979 South African Krugerrand 1 oz Gold Coin

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Once the most dominant coin in the gold bullion market, the South African Krugerrand is one of the worlds most popular and well-known gold coins. Introduced in 1967, for 12 years following its debut, the South African Krugerrand Gold Coin dominated the gold bullion market and represented 90% of the gold in private hands. Provident Metals now has 1979 South African Krugerrand 1 oz Gold Coins available to you for purchase online.


  • Arrives with an individual plastic flip!
  • 13th year of issue in the South African Krugerrand 1 oz Gold Series!
  • Final mintage of just 4,491,000 gold coins!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of actual gold content.
  • On the obverse is a portrait of Paul Kruger.
  • The reverse side of the coin features a Springbok antelope.

When you purchase a 1979 South African Krugerrand 1 oz Gold Coin online at Provident Metals, you will receive a beautiful gold bullion specimen from the 1970s. These coins are housed in individual plastic flips and are part of one of the highest mintages in the history of the series.


On the obverse side of 1979 South African Krugerrand Gold Coins, you will find a depiction of Paul Kruger. This left-profile portrait is a stately image of the man who served as the first president of the South African Republic. Kruger served a total of four terms as president and was so beloved by South Africans that he was often referred to as Oom Paul, the Afrikaan term for Uncle Paul. Inscriptions on this side include SOUTH AFRICA and SUID AFRIKA.


The reverse field of the 1979 Krugerrand 1 oz Gold Coin comes with an image of the Springbok antelope. The modern, independent nation of the Republic of South Africa has adopted the native species as its national emblem. The Springbok is shown here in right-profile relief with inscriptions on this field reading KRUGERRAND, 1979, and FYNGOUD 1 OZ FINE GOLD.


The South African Krugerrand was the dominant gold bullion coin of the 1970s and 1980s. Millions of these coins were struck in the early years, with 1979 being one of the most well-represented dates in the history of the series at nearly 5 million coins in total.


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Product Details

Year 1979
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .9167
Producer South African Mint
Thickness 2.84 mm
Diameter 32.8 mm
Condition Circulated
Country South Africa
Designer (Obverse) Otto Schultz
Designer (Reverse) Coert L. Steynberg
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series South African Krugerrand
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Plastic Flip
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Packaging Dimensions 1.5 x 1.5 x 0.1
Provident ID 3937221