The motive of the platinum coin features the impressive portrait of a rhino. Also included in the design are the inscriptions “SOUTH AFRICA”, “BIG FIVE 2022” and South Africa‚Äôs national coat of arms. The reverse features two halves of a rhino’s head. When two of the coins are placed next to each other, a complete close-up portrait of a rhino is visible. By placing many of these coins next to each other, a whole herd of rhinos appears. The mintage of this rare Rhino platinum proof coin is limited to only 500 pieces worldwide.

Rhinos (Rhinocerotidae) are native to the grasslands and tree savannahs of sub-Saharan Africa. The population is estimated to be about 25,000 white and black rhinos, many of which live in Kruger National Park. After elephants, rhinos are the largest and heaviest land-dwelling mammals in the world. Although the “gray colossi,” whose diet consists entirely of plants, seem rather cumbersome, they can reach impressive speeds of up to 50 kilometers per hour. Sight is rather weak in rhinos, but they have a very fine sense of smell and can detect odors over a distance of several hundred meters under favorable wind conditions. These fascinating giants are in extreme need of protection in view of the rising trend of poaching – the African black rhino in particular is considered to be threatened with extinction. The strictly limited Big Five II Rhino platinum coin is delivered in the original wooden box including a numbered certificate of authenticity from the South African Mint.

Coin Price: R 34 995.00 (Item Price Includes VAT)


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Coin Highlights:

  • Limited Mintage only 500 pieces worldwide.
  • 1 Ounce 99,95% Platinum.
  • Comes in a box along with a certificate of authenticity.
  • The legacy of this revered classic is continued with the release of the Big Five II Series by the South African Mint. Once more, five coins are featured in the series, each honoring South Africa’s remarkable wildlife. The “Big Five” – Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Rhino, and Leopard – are regarded as emblems of this culturally rich nation, symbolizing its diverse fauna. The significance of this coin series cannot be overstated.

    The coin bears the denomination “FIFTY RAND”, weight “1OZ”, and fineness “Au 999.9”.

    Native to the grasslands and tree savannahs of sub-Saharan Africa, rhinos are among the largest land-dwelling mammals after elephants.

    Limited to 500 pieces worldwide, the Big Five II Rhino 1 oz gold proof coin comes in its original wooden box with a numbered certificate of authenticity from the South African Mint, highlighting the urgent need for their protection.

  • Coin Price: R34 995.00 (Item Price Includes VAT)
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