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“Nice spot for the coin enthisiast” 4 of 5 stars
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South African Mint Company
Old Johannesburg Road | Gateway, Centurion, South Africa
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Ranked #6 of 12 Attractions in Centurion
Centurion, South Africa
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“Nice spot for the coin enthisiast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Worth a trip to see a bit of South African history in form of coinage ... The on-site shop provides current mint sets for sale. The museum offers a trip through historical milestones. Situated between Midrand & Centurion, its ideal for a quick stop-over.

Visited September 2012
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“Coin Artists”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Essential to book beforehand ( to avoid dissapointment ) your Guided Tour of the South African Coin Mint museum and New Coin Series Offerrings at the Mint Coin Shop.Very popular with International Tourists and South Africans alike and particularly with Coin Collectors ( Numismologists )
There is no entrance fee and there is plenty of secure parking and the premises are easy to find and just off the Highway.
The Video on the Mint that the Tour guide will show you is excellent and not to be missed.
The history of coins in the Museum goes back to early man although Southern Africa's innovative contributions since the Dutch landed at the Cape to the Coins from the Kruger Coin Press during the Anglo Boer War to the dramatic South African change to electroplated coins since 1984 is thoroughly depicted and explained .
South Africa's coins and the impact of the discovery of gold and the associated political history of Britain and Holland and Germany's powermongerring for control of that gold are irrevocably intertwined.
The explanation that coins are valued not only for their beauty but particularly for their scarcity and the history out of which they came is clear from the displays and history explained.
South Africa's innovative technical leadership has led to 35 countries having their coins minted at the South African Mint.
And then of course the Coin Shop although small in area is home to the beautiful Coin Series annually launched by the South African Mint and in particular of the world's largest volume selling Gold Coin the KRUGERRAND that South Africa is famous for.
Understandably you must accept this to be a maximum security attraction and that to be able to enter you will have to temporarily forsake your cameras and Cellphones and any Guns or Knives you might have brought with you for until you leave.
Of course for security reasons the tour does NOT include the Coin Mintting factory itself but the Museum fully explains the current modern process..
And afterwards to relax and drink and or eat at the Restaurant on the grounds called "Burgundy" is a fitting luxurious way to round off the visit.
A truly interestting informative and inspiring attraction.
Essential viewing and a memorable experience.

Visited June 2013
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