Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) August 27, 2013
New York Mint®, the world’s leading source and direct marketer of high-value collectible coins, has secured the U.S. exclusive on the limited edition 2013 Natura 4-piece Gold Proof Set, the newest release in the Natura series entitled “Nature’s Families.” The “Nature’s Families” series depicts the majestic animal wildlife of Africa and has been an international success earning numerous awards and selling out each year. The Natura program debuted in 1994 and was designed by the Chief Artist of the South African Mint, Natanya van Niekerk who has won numerous international coin awards for this long-standing series. The 2013 set features four gold coins depicting one of Africa’s most iconic animals, the African Zebra. This legal tender proof set is struck in 24 karat .9999 fine gold in one-ounce, half-ounce, quarter-ounce and tenth-ounce coins in various denominations of the South African rand. This is the only Natura set to feature the special one-ounce “20 Years” mintmark proof and has an extremely low mintage with only 300 sets available worldwide.
Both the obverse and the reverse designs pay tribute to the African Zebra. All of the proof coins share a common obverse design that depicts a herd of Zebras at a river. The reverse design highlights scenes in the lives of the Zebra with each coin portraying a different serene African setting. These Gold Proof Sets are produced by the world famous South African Mint and are graded and certified by Numismatic Guarantee Corporation (NGC) in Ultra Cameo Proof 70 (PF70) and Proof 69 (PF69) and Gem Proof condition. Each graded proof is individually certified and encapsulated with a unique pedigree NGC label and is presented in a custom wood mint display case along with an individually numbered mint certificate of authenticity.
The South African Mint, located in Pretoria, South Africa, is one of the most prestigious mints in the world. The South African Mint has been producing world-class coins and numismatic products for more than a century. From the Mint’s origin in the 19th century, the Mint has grown throughout the decades through innovation along with a progressive approach to the art of coin making. “We are very proud to partner with the South African Mint to offer these limited edition proof sets to our U.S. collectors. It is an honor for New York Mint to again align with the South African Mint to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Natura coin program in recognition of this tremendous achievement,” said New York Mint President Bill Gale. New York Mint and the South African Mint have worked together on many coin programs including past years of the Natura series in addition to the popular Krugerrand coin.
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Source: New York Mint
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