1991 South African Nursing Schools Tenth Ounce Fine Gold Proof Protea Coin
The South African Mint issued a tenth ounce gold proof "Protea" coins to commemorate the South African Nursing Schools in a South African Mint red leatherette box.
The obverse shows a Protea flower. The legend reads:
The reverse shows an image of the red cross with a lamp in the middle of it.
The legend reads:
VERPEGING PROTEA NURSING
1991 1/10oz FYN GOUD
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.