The Franklin Mint Releases Limited Quantity of Certified Investment Grade 2010 South African Gold Krugerrands

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For the first time ever, The Franklin Mint is offering certified, investment grade, 2010 South African Gold Krugerrands on an extremely limited basis. Only a fraction of all Krugerrands can ever be guaranteed to be in Gem Brilliant Uncirculated condition and The Franklin Mint has scoured the world to bring this rare and beautiful coin to American collectors.

We search the globe looking for coins that offer value, high quality and a rich history. We’re fortunate to have secured a limited number of Krugerrands in exceptional Gem Brilliant Uncirculated condition to offer to the public.

For the first time, The Franklin Mint presents certified 2010 South African Gold Krugerrands.

The commercial success in the recent FIFA World Cup tournament has focused the world’s attention on South Africa’s gold coins.

A Numismatic Rarity from a Name You Can Trust…
For nearly fifty years, The Franklin Mint has been creating exceptional products that fulfill collecting passions and touch the hearts and souls of millions of people around the world. This mission has included bringing collectors the finest coins and medallic artistry for almost half a century. Now, for the first time ever, The Franklin Mint is offering certified 2010 South African Gold Krugerrands – the world’s first gold bullion coin. Superior to other gold bullion coins, these Krugerrands have a numismatic superiority, as each individual coin is examined and guaranteed to be in Gem Brilliant Uncirculated condition (MS65 or better) by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). “We search the globe looking for coins that offer value, high quality and a rich history. We’re fortunate to have secured a limited number of Krugerrands in exceptional Gem Brilliant Uncirculated condition to offer to the public,” says Walter J. Kole, Chief Numismatist for The Franklin Mint.

This numismatic distinction elevates the Krugerrand above the random bullion coins traded by dealers today. With the ongoing escalation in the gold market around the world, the supply of superior quality gold coinage has been disappearing quickly, making this opportunity all the more critical to coin collectors and bullion investors.

Banned from the U.S. for Over a Decade…
Containing one full Troy ounce of .917 Fine Gold and measuring 32.6mm in diameter, the Krugerrand was first minted in 1967 as a way to market South African gold around the world. Of particular interest to investors is the coin’s controversial heritage, steeped in politics and war. The South African Krugerrand was illegal to import into many Western countries for nearly two decades. Soon after the historic end of Apartheid in the mid-1990s, the Krugerrand quickly grew to be one of the most popular means of private investment in gold.

Unusual Design Adds to the Allure…
Perhaps one of the most distinctive features of the Krugerrand is its unusual rose-colored appearance, due to the small amount of copper blended with the gold bullion. While Krugerrands are legal tender coins, they do not bear any face value denomination, as is the standard for other countries minting gold bullion coins.

Features Heroic South African President…
Not only is the Krugerrand a recognized must for the serious coin collector, the coin is also a beautiful example of the minter’s art. The obverse features a portrait of Paul Kruger, the President of South Africa from 1883-1900 and a national hero both for his Presidency and for his resistance against the British in the second Boer War. A Springbok antelope, a national symbol of South Africa, appears on the coin’s reverse.

Extremely Limited Supply…
For the first time ever, The Franklin Mint is now offering certified 2010 South African Gold Krugerrands on an extremely limited basis. Only a fraction of all Krugerrands can ever be guaranteed to be in Gem Brilliant Uncirculated condition and The Franklin Mint has scoured the world to bring this rare and beautiful coin to collectors in the USA. For information on how to acquire gold Krugerrands with a numismatic advantage, please contact 1-800-THE-MINT, or log on to http://www.FranklinMint.com/SAGold for more information.

About The Franklin Mint

An American institution, The Franklin Mint was founded in 1964 and is known worldwide for its innovative design, meticulous attention to detail and creation of the highest-quality collectibles in the world. The Franklin Mint’s peerless archives contain over 12,000 products, including Limited Edition fine art sculptures, heirloom dolls, collectible coins, designer jewelry, precision die-cast models and historic reproductions, as well as collections honoring some of the world’s most revered individuals and institutions.

As originators of many direct marketing techniques still in use today, The Franklin Mint has been bringing heirloom treasures to tens of millions of people around the world for almost five decades. The Franklin Mint’s products have included some of the all-time best-selling collectibles, including Monopoly – The Collector’s Edition, the original Civil War Chess Set and numerous successful licensed programs with Chevrolet®, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Ford, General Motors®, Harley-Davidson® Motorcycles, John Wayne®, Marilyn Monroe™, The Smithsonian Institution and Paramount Studios.

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