1996: “The Elephant”

The design is based upon an amazing elephant bull called Mandleve (in Shangaan - an African language - this means "the one with the torn ear") and his descendants. He was easily identified by his torn ear and was well respected, both by animals and humans alike, during his lifetime.

Mandleve will always remain a legend in elephant folklore and a magnificent example of a truly great "tusker" Just before his death, Mandleve was protected by at least six elephant askari’s (body guards), an indication of his status with the elephants.
The obverse design is based upon "The Elephant" Mandleve

1996 - "The Elephant" Mandleve

Face Value

Maximum Mintage

Theme

1 oz

2427

A typical scene of an elephant herd at a water hole.

1 oz

300

A typical scene of an elephant herd at a water hole (mintmark - Mandleve)

½ oz

1412

The movement of the head of an elephant in the act of drinking water.

¼ oz

1695

An elephant cow and her calf.

R10 1/10 oz

6969

An elephant and a broken tree stump are depicted.

4 COIN SET - Prestige

368

 

4 COIN SET - Proof

1667

 



 

"Queen of the Antelope"

The chosen antelope for the new millennium’s Natura coin in the Monarchs of Africa series was the Sable. The Sable has earned this title due to the fact that the female bears a set of horns just as her male counterpart does.
The Sable is one of Africa’s most endangered antelope and together with the artistic and innovative designs on the coins, the 2000 Natura will be an essential compliment to any collection.

2000 - "The Sable – Queen of the Antelope

Face Value

Maximum Mintage

Theme

1 oz

687

A browsing Sable antelope bull.

1 oz

591

A browsing Sable antelope bull. (mintmark - Pretoria Zoo)

½ oz

1137

A herd of Sable antelope.

¼ oz

1301

Sable antelope bulls – challenging

R10 1/10 oz

2955

Drinking water.

4 COIN SET - Prestige

 

 

4 COIN SET - Proof