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South Africa names N. American agent

The coins of South Africa, world famous for its Krugerrands, are available for the first time through a North American representative, the Coin and Currency Institute of Clifton, N.J.

A full-color brochure is available free of charge from the agent. Depicted are the total range of recent issues: proof Krugerrands; the Natura Series of gold coins dedicated to native wildlife; gold and silver Proteas, dedicated to the new South African Constitution, and a 2-rand silver crown, on which the name of the nation is inscribed in eight of South Africa's official languages.

The brochure also contains information on South Africa's mint and proof sets. The 1996 issues are available in three versions: proof (mintage 10,000; price $30), specimen brilliant uncirculated (mintage 15,000, price $19.50) and regular uncirculated (mintage 20,000, price $12.50).

As a result of a request from the South Africa Cabinet, all nine of its 1996 circulating coins depict all 11 languages on the obverse and a native plant or animal on the reverse.

For information or a brochure, contact the Coin and Currency Institute Inc., P.O. Box 1057, Clifton, NJ 07014; phone (800) 421-1866; fax (201) 471-1062; e-mail