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2019 Proof South African Big Five Elephant 1 oz Gold Coin with Box & CoA

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The South African Mint unveiled its Big Five Series of bullion coins in 2019, featuring both silver and gold coins for sale in BU specimens and proof collections. The first coin in the series is a tribute to the African bush elephant, which is renowned as the largest living mammal in Africa. Today, you have the chance to buy 2019 Proof South African Big Five Elephant 1 oz Gold Coins online from Provident Metals.


  • Arrives with a protective capsule, presentation box, and a Certificate of Authenticity!
  • 1st design in the series!
  • Proof coins!
  • Limited mintage of just 500 gold coins!
  • Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
  • The face value of 50 Rand (R50) is backed by the Republic of South Africa.
  • African bush elephant on the obverse.
  • Two bush elephant faces on the reverse.

The Big Five Series is named for Africas famous big five game animals. These include the African bush elephant, lion, rhino, leopard, and the water buffalo, each of which featured on silver and gold coins.


On the obverse of the 2019 Proof Big Five Elephant 1 oz Gold Coin, you’ll see a detailed portrayal of the African bush elephant, while the coat of arms of South Africa is placed at the heart of the image. Inscriptions on this side include SOUTH AFRICA, BIG FIVE, and 2019.


The 2019 Proof South African Big Five Elephant Gold Coins feature an intricate reverse design showcasing two elephant faces that blend together to fill the entire field. Inscriptions here read FIFTY RAND, 1 OZ, and AU 999.9.


African bush elephants are highly social animals and live in herds consisting of females and their offspring. Adult males typically live alone or in small bachelor herds. They communicate with each other through a variety of vocalizations, including trumpeting, rumbling, and grunting. They also use body language and touch to communicate.


2019 Proof South African Big Five Elephant 1 oz Gold Coins are available with individual packaging. The coins are housed in capsules within a presentation box that comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Please contact Provident Metals if you have any questions. You can call us at 800-313-3315, chat with us live online, or email us directly.

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Product Details

Year 2019
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .9999
Producer South African Mint
Thickness 2.8 mm
Diameter 32.69 mm
Condition Proof
Denomination 50 Rand
Country South Africa
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Big Five
Certificate of Authenticity No
Mintage 500
Packaging Presentation Packaging
Metal Content 1 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 4002681