The year 2017 is the golden jubilee of the Krugerrand, and for this reason, the 2017 Natura coin series features the beautifully illustrated springbok designs created by South African sculptor Coert Steynberg (7 January 1905 – 28 July 1982) in 1946/47, and featured on the Krugerrand.
These illustrations were created for the design of the 1947 5-shilling coin. The final coin relief of the prancing springbok was later used for the reverse design of the now world-famous Krugerrand, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017.
The common obverse of the 2017 24 carat gold Natura Springbok features a detail of one of the illustrations together with the words ‘South Africa’ and the year ‘2017’. The reverses of the different denominations, being the half ounce, quarter ounce, tenth ounce and for the very first time a twentieth ounce, feature different sketches together with the words ‘Natura’, ‘Coert Steynberg’, the year ‘47–17’, the denomination and hallmark of the coin.