Our gold coins are 100% South African. The gold is mined, refined and minted in South Africa.
Gold is respected throughout the world for its value and rich history, which has been interwoven into cultures for thousands of years. Coins containing gold appeared around 800 B.C., and the first pure gold coins were struck during the rein of King Croesus of Lydia about 300 years later.
South Africa’s history of gold mining dates back more than a century. The seven deepest mines in the world are all found in a particular region of South Africa, the deepest of which reaches more than 4 kilometres below the earth’s surface. After more than a century of gold mining in South Africa, the US Geological Survey’s latest estimate still ranks South Africa as the custodian of the world’s second largest gold resources at 6,000 tonnes.
Unlike paper currency or other assets, gold has maintained its value throughout the ages. People see gold as a way to pass on and preserve their wealth from one generation to the next.