New Bok coin set launched

2011-09-01 20:21

Cape Town - A new 2-ounce rugby coin set was launched in Johannesburg on Wednesday at an event staged to coincide with the upcoming Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

The launch event featured rugby personalities Joel Stransky, Kobus Wiese and Hugh Bladen.

Stransky, Wiese and Bladen analysed previous World Cups and offered insight on what could be expected from the 2011 tournament.

The 2011 rugby coin set, launched on Wednesday morning, comprises two 2-ounce Mandela medallions - one in gold and the other in silver - with Mandela’s image on the front and the Springbok image on the back.

Alan Demby, executive chairman of The South African Gold Coin Exchange said that the 2-ounce silver coin was the first of its kind. “Paired with a limited mintage of only 500 units, this set is a must for any collection.”

He pointed out that support for the rugby Springboks had grown impressively since the team’s first-ever match against Britain at home in 1891. He suggests that the more recent growth in support match the historic growth of gold as a store of value.

“Should the Springboks win the 2011 Rugby World Cup, they will become the first side to have won the tournament back-to-back and the only side to have won the event three times,” said Demby.

He characterised the 2011 Mandela Rugby coin set as “a unique set for a unique team with a unique country united behind them”.

Mandela medallion


  • Durbsguy - 2011-09-01 21:49

    I note with pleasure that there is no protea above the bok

      Ken J May - 2011-09-01 22:08

      Beautiful isn't it!!

  • slg - 2011-09-02 02:44

    One side should have a picture of Kamp Staalraad, the other side of Peter De Villiers, to commemorate the two worst periods of SA rugby. - 2011-09-02 13:32

      You are a moron. Why Kamp Staaldraad? Why not Rudolf Strauli?

      slg - 2011-09-02 18:27

      Okay, Rudolph Strauli. Same difference.

  • landieman - 2011-09-02 06:03

    I want one!

      SAGCE - 2011-09-02 10:08

      To get a set just contact :)

  • Anneleen - 2011-09-02 08:34

    Wow, how much to own these beauties?

      Shark-Chic - 2011-09-02 09:25

      I would like to know as well. They are really nice!

      Anneleen - 2011-09-02 09:43

      Good morning, Shark-Chic! Good to hear from you! Maybe there will be info on the SA Gold Coin Exchange website? ...are you ready for Sharks and Bulls this weekend? Go Sharks!!!!!

      SAGCE - 2011-09-02 10:12

      Contact - there are 2 sets available. A 2oz gold and silver (500 mintage); and the 1/2oz gold and 1oz silver (mintage 2011).

      Anneleen - 2011-09-02 11:52

      @SAGCE...thanks a lot for the info!

  • maxster - 2011-09-02 09:25

    Beautiful true But 2015 will be beter 1995-2007-2011 bit much for n cone .Make notes in 2015

  • JB - 2011-09-02 11:06

    Wow! I think this is the best coin SAGCE has ever made! I have already bought 2!!! I hope they have more left at the end of the month so I can get another!

      Avi27 - 2011-09-02 12:49

      @JB how much is the 2011 WC coin set

      SAGCE - 2011-09-02 14:09

      @Avi27 Contact - there are 2 sets available. A 2oz gold and silver (500 mintage); and the 1/2oz gold and 1oz silver (mintage 2011).

  • slg - 2011-09-02 18:28

    Imagine, with our talent and passion, how many world cups we'd have if SARU was truly well run.

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