The Krugerrand by xiw67167


									The Krugerrand                                                                 Gold as a store of value
        the world’s best way to own gold

                                                                             Gold has been man’s trusted store of value for
                                                                             thousands of years; a hard asset with an intrinsic

                                                                                                                                   The world’s best way to own gold
                                                                             value that is recognised worldwide.
                                                                             In some countries at certain times, the need to own
                                                                             gold may be overwhelming. At other times, it may be
                                                                             less so. Although the value of gold can go up
             1 oz                          ½ oz                              or down, over the past century alone millions of
                                                                             individuals in almost every country worldwide have
                                                                             benefited from owning gold at the right time.
                                                                             Predicting the right time has not always been easy,
                                                                             sometimes impossible. For this reason, many people
                                                                             have often held some gold as a form of insurance
                                                                             against the ‘unexpected’, or as a safe haven to
            ¼ oz                            /10 oz                           preserve their wealth.

 Measurement                 1 oz     1
                                          /2oz       1
                                                         /4oz   1
                                                                    /10 oz
 Gold content       (oz)     1.000    0.500          0.250      0.100
                     (g)   31.103 15.552             7.776      3.110
 Weight             (g)   33.930 16.965              8.482      3.393
 Fineness*        (carat)     22     22                 22         22
 Diameter #        (mm)      32.77    27.07          22.06      16.55
 Thickness #       (mm)       2.84    2.215          1.888       1.35

* Fineness 11/12 gold. 1/12 copper.
# Maximum dimensions.

                                                                                             RAND REFINERY LIMITED
                                                                                                       SOUTH AFRICA
                                                                Important features
The Krugerrand                                                                                                                      Krugerrands are easy to transport and store.
                                                                                                                                    Issued by the world’s largest gold producing country
       the world’s best way to own gold                        World’s first bullion coin                                           South African gold mines have been the most important
                                                               The Krugerrand was the first gold coin to be denominated             source of gold for the international gold market over the
                                                               in ounces of pure gold; the mass-produced 1 oz gold                  past 80 years.
Krugerrands are ounce-denominated gold bullion coins
designed for investors around the world who wish to            bullion coin in 1970, the fractionals (1/2 oz, 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz)
own gold.                                                      in 1980. The Krugerrand name is known to millions of
                                                               people around the world.
Krugerrands are the world’s most widely held gold bullion
coins. More Krugerrands (46m ounces) have been                 Traded Internationally
circulated worldwide than all other gold bullion coins         Krugerrands can be bought from, or sold to, thousands of
combined.                                                      coin dealers and banks and their branches worldwide. As
                                                               the Krugerrand is so well recognized, buying and selling
Krugerrands are available in four sizes – containing exactly
                                                               Krugerrands internationally is easy.
1 oz, 1/2oz, 1/4 oz or 1/10 oz of pure gold. Krugerrands are
alloyed with a small amount of copper, making them             Traded for their gold content
22 carat coins – containing, therefore, 11/12 24 carat gold    Krugerrands carry only a small premium (mark-up)
and 1/12 copper. Copper is a traditional alloy of gold coins   over the value of their gold content – unlike collector or
designed to be handled as currency. It is used to harden       numismatic coins where the value is normally dependent
coins, making them more sturdy and durable.                    on their rarity and condition. Krugerrands are designed for
                                                               gold investors.

                                                               Value easily monitored
                                                               As the gold price is quoted internationally in terms of troy
                                                               ounces, the value of Krugerrands (which contain exactly
                                                               1 oz, 1/2oz, 1/4 oz or 1/10 oz of pure gold) can easily be           Minted in South Africa
                                                               determined at any time.                                              Krugerrands are minted by the South African Mint from
                                                                                                                                    gold coin blanks supplied by Rand Refinery Limited.
                                                               Legal Tender Coin
                                                               Krugerrands have always been legal tender coins under                The South African Reserve Bank has authorised
                                                               South African legislation. They are minted by the South              Rand Refinery Limited, the world’s largest gold
                                                               African Mint. As legal tender coins, they do not need to be          refinery, as the sole entity to sell Krugerrands from
                                                               assayed or melted down upon resale – unlike many cast                source to primary distributors worldwide.
                                                               and minted gold bars.                                                Rand Refinery Limited is owned by leading
                                                                                                                                    South African gold mining companies.
                                                               Krugerrands are sturdy. As their gold purity is 22 carat,            For further information, contact:-
                                                               they are hard enough to resist normal scratching and                 Tel:     +27 (11) 418-9000
                                                               denting – an important, practical feature, as soft 24 carat          Fax:     +27 (11) 418-9234
                                                               coins and bars are more easily damaged and generally                 E-mail:
                                                               require protective packaging.                                        Or refer to the following websites:-

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