1976 Gold 1oz Krugerrand

The Krugerrand is a South African gold coin. Weighing one troy ounce (33.93g), it is one of the World's most famous bullion gold coins.

It's price is usually tightly bound to the gold spot price.

Mintage: 3,004,945 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at The South African Mint.
Remember 1976 ?
Monarch is Queen Elizabeth II. Prime Minister is James Callaghan (Labour) after Harold Wilson resigns on 5th April. US President is Gerald R. Ford. The first commercial Concorde flight. The National Exhibition Centre opens in Birmingham. UK experiences a prolonged heat wave and worst drought since 1720s. Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria. UK wins the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Save Your Kisses for Me" by Brotherhood of Man. James Hunt is Formula One champion.
General Description: Krugerrands
1976 KruggerandKrugerrands are gold 1oz coins from South Africa. They are very popular with bullion collectors and their price is usually closely associated with the current gold price.

The name is derived from a combination of Kruger (the former South-African president depicted on the obverse) and Rand, the South African unit of currency. Paulus ("Paul") Kruger (1825-1904) who was President of the South African Republic from 1883 to 1900. Kruger was one of the most important people in the history of 19th century South Africa.

The reverse shows the springbok, a medium sized antelope indigenous in South Africa and is a common symbol of the country. The South African rugby team is nicknamed the "Springboks".

Krugerrands weigh more than 1oz so that they can contain a full 1 troy ounce of fine gold.
Which Mint: The South African Mint
The South African Mint Company Limited is the official mint of the Republic of South Africa. Headquarters are in Centurion, Gauteng Province near Pretoria. The mint manufactures coins on behalf of the South African Reserve Bank
Country of Origin: South Africa
South Africa is officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA) It is the southernmost country in Africa.

The coins of the South African rand are part of the physical form of South Africa's currency, the South African rand. In 1961, South Africa replaced the pound with a decimal currency: 100 cents (100c) = 1 rand (R1), 1 rand being valued at 10 shillings and 1 cent at 1.2 pence.

The Krugerrand is one of the World's most famous gold coins, being 1oz of fine gold.
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