The half-sized sibling to the world's most famous gold bullion coin, the 2013 1/2 oz Krugerrand Gold Coin opens the opportunity for gold buyers to make fractional purchases of 22K excellence.
The first fractional Krugerrands were minted in 1980, and rapidly became a hit. The South African 1/2 oz Krugerrand contains one-half troy ounce (15.552g) of Actual Gold Weight, with a total weight of 16.925 grams. All Krugerrands have the same design of four-term president of the Republic of South Africa Paul Kruger on obverse, and a springbok antelope on reverse. The reverse also carries the denomination of 1/2 Krugerrand, the year date 2013, and the gold weight of the coin in Afrikaans and English (Fyngoud 1/2 oz Fine Gold).
When all weights are counted, the Krugerrand series of gold bullion coins is the most popular investment-grade gold coin in the world. The original 1 oz Krugerrand was the world's first gold coin specifically designed to contain exactly one ounce of gold, and be used in the international bullion trade in place of larger bars.