This platinum 1oz coin also features two halves of the face of a rhino on the reverse so that when two coins are placed together, the reverses form a full face.

 

The South African Mint celebrates Africa’s unique natural heritage by embodying the strength and beauty of the Big Five in this new series of fine-silver brilliant uncirculated legal tender coins.

The coins are issued every 6 months, starting with the Elephant and the Lion in 2019. The Rhino is the third of the ferocious 5 to be featured in this series. Rhinoceroses are easily recognised by their prehistoric features such as armour-like bodies and the horns on their foreheads.

Rhinos, unfortunately, face a dire threat from poaching and rank among the most endangered species on earth. Their horns are made up of the highly sought after keratin, which is used for its supposed medicinal purposes.

The “Big Five” term originated when big game hunters visited the shores of Africa to shoot for trophies, and locals warned them about the five most dangerous animals in Africa: the Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Rhino, and Buffalo.

R20 BIG 5 Rhino 1OZ PLATINUM PROOF

SKU: 20PLRH1OZ
R29 995,00 Regular Price
R26 995,50Sale Price
  • Mass: 31.107g
    Diameter: 32.69mm
    Metal Content: Pt 999.5
    Limited Edition: 500