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South African 1 Rand

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South African 1 Rand gold coins were made between 1961 and 1983 by the South African Mint/Rand Refinery. On May 31st 1961, South Africa became a republic, in line with the changeover, the country changed their currency from the pound and changed to the decimalised rand. South African 1 Rand and 2 Rand coins, have the same specifications as the British gold sovereign and half sovereign.

The obverse of the coin depicts a portrait of Jan van Riebeeck, the founder of Cape Town. The official motto of South Africa up until 2000 was ‘Unity is Strength’ and the writing on the coin reads ‘EENDRAG MAAK MAG’.  The reverse of the coins features the iconic springbok, along with the date of mintage and the face value of the coin 1R.

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Description
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South African 1 Rand gold coins were made between 1961 and 1983 by the South African Mint/Rand Refinery. On May 31st 1961, South Africa became a republic, in line with the changeover, the country changed their currency from the pound and changed to the decimalised rand. South African 1 Rand and 2 Rand coins, have the same specifications as the British gold sovereign and half sovereign.

The obverse of the coin depicts a portrait of Jan van Riebeeck, the founder of Cape Town. The official motto of South Africa up until 2000 was ‘Unity is Strength’ and the writing on the coin reads ‘EENDRAG MAAK MAG’.  The reverse of the coins features the iconic springbok, along with the date of mintage and the face value of the coin 1R.

All of our gold coins are verified for authenticity by our experienced team. Any coins that fall short of our quality standards are not re-sold. As members of the BNTA we ensure that our reputation as a reputable dealer of gold and silver coins and bars is upheld, whether a purchase is for our “best price” or brand new coins.

These coins are preowned, please contact us to find out what years we have available.

We have a range of World coins that can be found here, the South African 2 Rand gold coins can be found here.

Specification
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Mint: The South African Mint/Rand Refinery

Finish: Bullion

Physical weight: 3.984g

Gold weight: 3.6612g or 0.1177troy oz

Diameter: 19.3mm

Purity: 22ct (0.916)

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All orders that we dispatch are delivered by one of our trusted couriers; either the Royal Mail or UPS. We deliver to all UK addresses and will clarify before dispatch your date of delivery and tracking number. We deliver from Tuesday to Saturday but next-day delivery restricts us from delivering on a Sunday or Monday.

Our cut off time for orders is 3pm, and we ask all customers to please inform us no later than this time if next-day delivery isn’t an option or if there is any additional information that our couriers may require.

For further delivery information, please check our terms and conditions.

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We offer a Click & Collect service for buyers who would prefer to collect their items from our premises in central London. Click & Collect orders can only be paid for by bank transfer, and our bank details are provided when the option to collect is chosen from the checkout page.

We ask all customers who are collecting to bring either a passport or full UK Driving Licence photocard with them when collecting, any weekday from 9.30am to 5pm.

Collections can only be made by the named buyer of the item in question.

Storage
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ATS Bullion offers secure, fully insured storage for customers who wish to keep their gold with us. We only store gold coins and bars; no other metals or items are accepted.

All customer holdings are held in trust at a secure facility in central London, and customers can add to, withdraw from or sell from their account during business hours. Our standard charge is 1%+Vat of the holdings’ spot value annually, which is re-invoiced every November.

To find out more about storing your gold, please take a look at the storage section of our website.

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