It's not that simple LG (though I can't find my reference to justify my statement.) Has to do with Krugers being coins not gold, ie, they are part of the coin collectors market and as such are valueless in comparison to dealing 'real coins.' (Or similar.) You should do more research.(I've been idly looking at buying little kruger rands - the smallest ones..
I dunno the rules on
gold ownership back in SA, but here in the US, it seems fairly simple - you
just buy it, no problem..
Was thinking in worst case scenario's, having a few handfuls of tradable,
known value precious metal coins, when everyone around you has worthless
paper, could mean the difference between eating and starving.
/IOW krugers are a scam only ever worth less than the gold price (they would have to be melted down.) Unlike the true coin market (which they are part of) which can and does outstrip the gold price (and has more long term value.)
//but collecting coins is whole different ballgame.
As said, do some research.