Krugerrand Gold Coin

A gold coin minted by the Republic of South Africa. Krugerrand gold coins contain exactly one troy ounce of gold. This coin was first minted in 1967 in order to stimulate the market for South African gold. It is considered legal tender within the country.

The Krugerrand is one of the more frequently traded gold coins in the world market. It was the first gold-bullion coin that was tenderable at the market value of its face gold content. Because it was not supposed to be a replacement for the currency, it is considered to be a medal coin by definition.


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  • Krugerrand — UK [ˈkruːɡəˌrænd] / US [ˈkruɡəˌrænd] noun [countable] Word forms Krugerrand : singular Krugerrand plural Krugerrands a South African gold coin, often bought as a way of investing money …   English dictionary

  • Krugerrand — noun A gold coin minted in South Africa, containing a full troy ounce of gold …   Wiktionary

  • Krugerrand — noun Etymology: S. J. P. Kruger + rand Date: 1967 a one ounce gold coin of the Republic of South Africa …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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