SA Mint and Coin World
The South African Mint mints all of South Africa’s coins and supplies coins and coin blanks to many countries around the world.
The SA Mint and Coin World is an easily recognised landmark on the N1 between Johannesburg and Pretoria with its natural garden providing a glimpse of South African Wildlife, right next to the highway! The garden has been cultivated with only indigenous plants and animals such as geese, ostriches, springbok and other antelope are usually seen grazing or relaxing.
The retail outlet and museum found within the SA Mint is known as Coin World. It was opened to the public in 1996 and contains displays of South African coins and machinery, as well as antique furniture. There are also medallions, commemorative coins and jewellery for sale.
Visitors to the SA Mint can strike their own proof coin on one of world's oldest working mint presses nicknamed “Oom Paul” (manufacture 1891). This mint press used to be housed in the former South African Mint on Church Square and is the only remaining press of its kind in the world. The famous “Kruger Millions” – golden tickeys struck by Sammy Marks when he was given the use of the mint for a day - were minted on this press.
For the green-warriors out there, you will be glad to know that the Mint has made an environmental commitment to maximise their sustainability by decreasing air pollution output, minimising their cyanide byproducts and controlling the quality of the waater leaving the property. Their natural wildlife garden is also a testament to their respect for the environment.
Coin World at the South African Mint is open 7 days a week.