|Designer||CLS Coert Steynberg|
|Size Diameter||32.61 to 32.77 mm|
|Thickness||2.74 to.2.97 mm|
|Gold Weight||31.1 gm 1 Oz|
|Certificate of Origin||No|
In 1977 it became easier to identify a Proof Krugerrand. The reed became fine. There are several discussions about how many serrations there are on a Proof Krugerrand but there is no need to count them, just look at the following picture and you can instantly identify the Proof Krugerrand from 1977 on wards. The picture on the Left is obviously the Proof Krugerrand.
In 1977 the SA Mint produced 3 million Bullion Krugerrand. There were very few Proofs Krugerrand minted in 1977, only 8500.
All Proof Krugerrand should be supplied with a SA Mint box, an SAGCE enclosure or be slabbed certified from NGC or other certificate slabbing company. There was no COA Certificate of Origin certificates supplied in 1977.
It can be very difficult to remove the Proof Krugerrand from the SAM box. The best way is to cup your hand and "slap" the box into the cupped hand. Only touch the Proof Krugerrand with soft cloth gloves.
In years to come these Proof Krugerrand will be extremely rare. A full set would be very difficult to accomplish.