½ Ounce Natura - Elephant

Features

Issuer South Africa
Period Republic of South Africa (1961-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1996
Value 1/2 Ounce (0.5)
Currency Rand (Gold Bullion Coinage)
Composition Gold (.9999)
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 27.0 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 134742
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 203,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Hern# NAT12
Brian Hern, John Bothma, Hercie Peterse; 2017. Hern's Handbook on South African Coins and Patterns 2017/18 (9th edition). Gary Levitan, Ferndale, South Africa.

Commemorative issue

Monarchs of Africa series

Obverse

Depicts a male Elephant's head facing surrounded by the legend and the date

Lettering:
SOUTH AFRICA
1996
ALS

Engraver: Arthur Sutherland

Reverse

Three quarter frontal view of two elephants drinking water, facing left

Lettering:
NATURA
1/2 OZ Au 999.9
SE

Engraver: Susan Erasmus

Edge

Finely reeded

Comments

Minted at the South African Mint in Pretoria

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1996  3 457 Proof

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