First introduced in 1967, the Krugerrand has become the most recognized and widely owned gold bullion coin in the world. 1980 krugerrand gold coin mark the year these coins dominated over 90% of the global gold market. Considering the coin's intended use as currency in South Africa, they are made from a durable alloy of gold and copper, also known as crown gold.
The obverse of the african gold coin features a profile of Paul Kruger aka Uncle Paul who was the last President of the South African Republic from 1883 to 1900. The reverse of the Coin highlights a Springbok antelope, one of South Africa’s native fauna symbols, and has inscriptions stating the name of the coin and gold content.