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Why order this 2-Coin1895 Lost Hoard South Africa 1/2 Pond + 1/10 oz Gold Krugerrand Set?
The so-called "Lost Hoard" was recently discovered and auctioned off after sitting in a vault in Switzerland for decades. The coins were thought to be sent from South Africa during a period of unrest in the country in the late 1800s and were then moved to Switzerland prior to World War II. The full story of the 910 Ponds that made up the hoard will likely never be known. This set consists of a 1/2 Pond coin from the hoard and a proof version of its successor, a 1/10 oz Krugerrand.
Stunning Springbok Antelope Design
Pond: The Pond's obverse bears a left-side portrait of the third President of the South African Republic, Paul Kruger. Along the rim is the name of the issuing country in Afrikaans, "ZUID AFRIKANNSCHE REPUBLIEK." An eagle spreads its win/s while perched on the country's crest on the reverse. It is joined by inscriptions of the coin's face value, "1/2 POND," and date, "1895."
Krugerrand: The Krugerrand's obverse design is the same as that of the Pond. Kruger's portrait in this case is joined by two inscriptions of the name of the issuing country, one in Afrikaans, "SUID-AFRIKA," and one in English, "SOUTH AFRICA." On the coin's reverse is a famous springbok antelope design, which splits the date, "2019." "1/10 KRUGERRAND" arches over the image, while the coin's weight is inscribed in Afrikaans and English below, reading, "FYNGOUD 1/10 OZ FINE GOLD." The Lost Hoard privy mark appears on this face of the coin.
Well Preserved AU50
The Pond earned an Almost Uncirculated 50 grade from the experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). That grade means that a coin has full details save for minor softness on the high points and has slight wear on most of the design. NGC provided this grade on a label that was hand signed by the former director of the South African Mint, Tumi Tsehlo. Both the uncertified Krugerrand and certified Pond will arrive together in a wooden display box along with a reproduction of the bag the hoard was found in, a certificate of authenticity, and a story book discussing the hoard.
Don't miss your chance to own this 2-Coin Lost Hoard 1895 South Africa 1/2 Pond + 1/10 oz Gold Krugerrand Set!
This 1895 South Africa 1/2 Pond + 1/10 oz Gold Krugerrand - 2-Coin Lost Hoard Set Coins Scarce and Unique Coin Division NGC AU50 is proudly minted by the South African Mint. The South African Mint, founded in the 1890s, issued the first modern gold bullion coin, the Gold Krugerrand.
|Year of Issue:||1895|
|Mint:||South African Mint|
|Variety:||Scarce and Unique Coin Division|
|Weight in Grams:||4.301 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.1383 oz|