The Big Five II series is the second edition of the South African Mint’s highly successful series. It depicts the five largest animals found on the African continent: the bush elephant, the African lion, the rhino, the leopard and the buffalo. This series is highly valued and appreciated among investors and collectors alike!
ABOUT THE SOUTH AFRICAN MINT
The South African Mint (SAM) was established in 1890 after the discovery of gold in the South African territory. Throughout history, the mint was annexed to the British Empire, becoming a branch of the Royal Mint from 1890 to 1923. After the independence of South Africa, it reopened officially as the SAM in 1941. The SAM is responsible for minting the South African rand on behalf of the South African Reserve Bank. The prestigious Rand Refinery (the first refinery in the world to market investment-grade bullion items) supplies all precious metals the mint uses. In recent years, the mint has expanded its product line, including the successful Big Five and Big Five II series.