Paul Kruger, South African president from 1883 -1900 is depicted on the obverse side of the coin, designed by Berlin medallist Otto Schultz.
While the reverse side shows South Africa’s national animal, the springbok, which was designed by South African sculptor Coert Steynberg. The springbok is known for its jumping abilities, which are displayed in its portrayal on the coin’s design. This springbok design was also previously showcased on the reverse of the South African five shilling coin. The aloe claviflora is one of South Africa’s most well known aloes. This plant is commonly found in the dry veld areas of South Africa, where springbok are found too.
Suid Afrika and South Africa appear on the coin, together with the gold weighted value.