Proof Krugerrands.

1980 1/2 Half Ounce Proof Krugerrand.

Hern's Number KH1
Krause-Mishler Number KM73
Designer CLS Coert Steynberg
Size Diameter 26.93 to 27.07 mm
Thickness 2.115 to 2.215 mm
Mintage Proof 60
Mintage UNC/Bullion 374373
Weight 16.966 gm
Gold Weight 15.55 gm 1/2 Oz
Gold Content 91.667%
Copper Content 0.0833%
Reeding Fine
Certificate of Origin No
Frosted No
Best Known  

To celebrate the beginning of the Fractional Krugerrand the 1980 1/2 Ounce Proof Krugerrand were only sold in a set. There were only 60 sets minted on the 23 September 1980 by the Minister of Finance, Prof. Owen Horwood. They were sold in a special VIP marked green South African Mint case.

As only 60 sets were minted a 1980 set is very rare.