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Why add this South African Mint Lost Hoard 2-piece gold set to your collection?
This gorgeously presented gold coin set from the South African Mint is the result of a recent hoard discovery. The cache, known as "the Lost Hoard," was found in a bank vault in Switzerland. It is surmised that the collection of 910 Kruger Gold Pond coins was hidden during the Boer War with the British in the early 20th century. This 1895 dated example is one of just 233 1/2 Pond coins found in the Mint-branded bag. The coin bears the same image of first South African president Paul Kruger that currently appears on the Krugerrand series. In celebration of the Lost Hoard, the Mint struck a limited number of 1/10 oz. Gold Krugerrand proof coins in 2019 with a specially designed privy mark.
Incredibly Detailed Imagery
Obverse: Both coins feature an obverse portrait of Paul Kruger, accompanied by the name of the issuing nation. On the 1/2 Pond coin, "ZUID AFRIKANNSCHE REPUBLIEK" is inscribed, while the Krugerrand's inscription is in both Afrikaans and English as "SUID-AFRIKA" and "SOUTH AFRICA."
Reverse Designs: Featured on the reverse of the 1/2 Pond coin is the Coat of Arms of the South African Republic, accompanied by the inscriptions "EENDRAGT MAAKT MAGT" (the Dutch motto meaning "Union makes strength"), "1/2 POND" and "1895." The Krugerrand reverse is adorned with the springbok antelope rendition which was originally struck on the 1948 African five shilling coin, accompanied by "THE LOST HOARD" privy mark above. Inscriptions include "1/10 KRUGERRAND," "2019," and "FYNGOUD 1/10 OZ FINE GOLD."
Stunning South African Mint Lost Hoard Set
The set's 1895 1/2 Pond coin has been reviewed by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). The lightly circulated late 19th century gold coin was judged to be in impressive About Uncirculated (AU55) condition, exhibiting full image details with minor wear on the coin's highest design elements. The coin is presented in a sonically sealed NGC protective holder accompanied by a specially designed Lost Hoard certification label bearing the signature of the South African Mint's Managing Director from 2012-2019, Tumi Tsehlo. The 1/2 Pond coin is presented in a stylish wood display case along with the ungraded 2019 1/10 oz. Gold Krugerrand GEM Proof coin. The set will ship with a Lost Hoard information booklet, a numbered Mint-issued Authenticity Certificate and a replica of the Mint bag that protected the hoard for multiple decades.
Don't delay, call our Scarce and Unique Coin Division to add this low mintage South African Mint Lost Hoard gold coin set to your collection today!
This 1895 South Africa 1/2 Pond + 1/10 oz Gold Krugerrand - 2-Coin Lost Hoard Set Coins Scarce and Unique Coin Division NGC AU55 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|