1986 100th Anniversary of Johannesburg Tenth Ounce Fine Gold Proof Protea Coin
The South African Mint issued a tenth ounce gold proof "Protea" coin to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Johannesburg.
The obverse shows a Protea flower. The legend reads:
The reverse shows a miner panning for gold with Johannesburg in the background.
The legend reads:
1986 JOHANNESBURG 1986 1/10oz FYN GOUD 1/10oz PROTEA 1/10oz FINE GOLD
The Protea Series
The South African Mint produces a series of "Protea" coins, starting in 1986, in two different sizes, one ounce and tenth ounce.
Please see our separate page of South Africa Protea Information, which contains history and specifications.
All of the Protea series have relatively low mintage figures, which often enhances their attraction for collectors, and also for their "second-hand" value.
Protea or Not Protea?
A number of the coins in the protea series do not feature a protea anywhere in their design or inscription, but the South African Mint describe them as belonging to the protea series. There is also an "Ounce" or "One Ounce" coin which preceeded the Proteas in 1985.