RSA (Post-1994): Natal Numismatic Society Diamond Jubilee
|By:||Gold Reef City Mint|
Within a beaded border round he rim, pair of wildebeests galloping to the left on the open veld, trees and mountains behind. Legend: "THE NATAL NUMISMATIC SOCIETY".
Within a beaded border round he rim, coat of arms of the Province of Natal, king's crown crest and: "NATAL" on a ribbon below. Below across: "`1955 (star) JUBILEE (star) 2015". Below that, on the bronze medals, stamped across: "GRC NNS". One variety of the sliver medal stamped: "GRC NNS" downwards on the left of the coat of arms; the other variety has no stamp. Legend: "60 YEARS OF COIN COLLECTING".
The silver medals come encapsulated within a blue case lined with white silk and blue velvet with: "SA MUNT / (emblem of the SA Mint)" on the inside of the lid.
The Gold Reef City Mint is a privately owned mint located in Johannesburg and works closely with the South African Mint.
The symbol of the galloping wildebeests was adopted in the mid 19th century for the Colony of Natal. The coat of arms of the Colony was officially granted by King Edward VII in 1907. After union in 1910, the arms were used (in the form shown on the reverse of this medal) for the Province of Natal until 1994, after which the arms become obsolete.
Silver without stamp: 20
Silver with stamp: 60
Darkened bronze: 60
Two medals were also struck in 18ct gold.