African Pride (2020)

  • First gold coin set emitted by 14 African countries on just 7 coins
  • Minted in 9999 finest gold
  • New issue of our favourable African Pride series

In 1871, Charles Darwin postulated certain ideas that would later find support and validation in 1924, when the discovery of the oldest human fossil in Africa, specifically in South Africa, provided compelling evidence. This remarkable fossil, estimated to be over 2 million years old, not only substantiated Darwin’s theories but also became a pivotal point in understanding human evolution.

The significant find occurred in the Cradle of Humankind, a region in South Africa that gained global recognition when it was designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1999. This recognition underscored the area’s critical importance in unraveling the mysteries of human ancestry and evolution.

In a momentous collaborative effort, 14 African countries joined forces to celebrate this shared heritage by introducing a stunning 7-coin fine gold set. This commemorative collection serves as a symbol of unity and collective acknowledgment of the profound impact the Cradle of Humankind has had on our understanding of humanity’s roots.

The intricate design of each gold coin pays homage to the diverse cultures, rich history, and the scientific significance of the Cradle of Humankind. This collaborative initiative not only highlights the historical importance of the region but also emphasizes the unity among African nations in preserving and cherishing our collective heritage.