As many bullion coin fans will know, the South African Gold Krugerrand was the first gold coin created purely for investment purposes. However, unlike most bullion coins, the Gold Krugerrand doesn't display its face value. The South African Mint relied on investors and collectors being aware that the coin's true value was based on its metal content. However, in a departure from tradition, the 2017 Silver Krugerrand carried its face value of 1 Rand.
The 2018 1 oz Silver Krugerrand also features its face value as part of the obverse design. The original reverse design of a leaping springbok antelope is also sharper and more defined thanks to the latest computer technology and laser etching techniques. The obverse of this prestigious 2018 silver coin features the well-known portrait of Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz.
Krugerrands are considered one of the bullion world's safest bets and the 2018 1 oz Silver Krugerrand is no exception. Silver has long been one of most stable options for investors and more people than ever are looking to add it to their portfolios or pension plans. 1 oz Silver Krugerrands are sure to retain or increase their value over the years and they have the advantage of being both portable and highly tradeable.