|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|
There was another change in the Krugerrand in 1979. The thickness tolerance changed again from 2.74 to 2.972 mm to a new tolerance of 2.74 to 2.84 mm.
In 1979 the SA Mint produced nearly 5 million Bullion Krugerrand. There were very few Proofs Krugerrand minted in 1979, only 11800.
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 1979.
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.