In 1967, South Africa released the world's first gold bullion coin - the Krugerrand! An instant success, its 91.7% pure gold content set the standards for those that followed. This unique 1/4 oz. Denomination was first struck in 1980. Each lustrous gold coin features a springbok gazelle (a symbol of South Africa) and a portrait of Paul Kruger, the first president of the South African Republic. As one of the world's best known gold coins and the very first bullion issue, South African Krugerrands still hold their status as international symbols of wealth and prestige. You'll want to order yours today!