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Protea Coins

Invest in the prestigious Protea coin series

The Protea gold coins were introduced by the South African Mint in 1986 to commemorate South Africa’s historical events. This South African coin is popular amongst coin collectors as it depicts the national flower of South Africa, the protea.

These coins come in two different sizes: 1oz and 1/10oz. Their creation was also largely due to the overwhelming success that was experienced by the minting of the first Krugerrand, this fast became a popular manner in which to buy gold as an investment and kick-started the collector’s coin industry.

Coin collectors worldwide are fanatical about this SA coin as it depicts the Protea, the national flower of South Africa. Since 1986, the Protea coin has portrayed a number of themes on its reverse, which change annually, this has lent further appeal to this range of South African coins in the international community. In 1999, the focus shifted from showcasing historical events on the coin towards highlighting the country’s economic industries; the mining sector was the first commemorated in this subseries.

Many of the coins in the Protea series were minted in low quantities and it is for this reason that collector’s find them attractive. Browse the South African Gold Coin Exchange (SAGCE) for more information regarding available collector’s coins.

Invest in a Protea coin

Protea gold coins are available in a range of sizes and coin sets. Peruse the below list of Protea coin collector’s items that are available from The South African Gold Coin Exchange:

  • 1oz Mandela/De Klerk Protea 2007 – This is 1oz gold coin showcases the relationship between Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk, who were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 for their roles in ending apartheid in South Africa. This incredible legacy will live on for many generations to come, within the country and around the world.
  • Tutu 3 Coin Proof Set 2006 – These coins were created in 2006 to commemorate the Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who was given the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984. The prize was awarded to him as a token of appreciation for his role in the struggle against apartheid. The Archbishop Tutu has become a unifying symbol among all groups of freedom fighters in Africa and is a true humanitarian in every sense of the word.
  • Mandela/De Klerk 5 Coin Proof Set 2007 – As a successor to the Mandela Democracy Coin, this official coin from the SA Mint has become a proud piece of South African heritage. Created to commemorate both Mandela and de Klerk’s departing messages when they stepped down from political office (Mandela in 1999 and FW de Klerk in 1997), this collector’s item will be a great addition to any collection.
  • Gold Reef City Mine Industry Coin 1999 – Minted to commemorate South Africa’s mining industry, and in particular the miners who face the dangers of the country’s humid mines, these coins are part of a limited special edition.
Contact The South African Gold Coin Exchange for more information regarding Protea coins or other rare coins in South Africa.
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