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Why purchase this South African Mint Lost Hoard 2-piece gold coin set?
This unique set includes two gold coins issued by the South African Mint more than a century apart. Minted in 1895, the 1/2 Pond coin of the set was recently discovered in a Mint-branded bag in a Swiss bank vault along with over 900 coins. The bounty was was thought to be smuggled to the Netherlands from South Africa in the early 1900s, then hidden in Switzerland, out of the reach of Nazi military forces. That bag was recently sold through auction and given the cache the name "The Lost Hoard" by the numismatic community. The 1895 coin is paired with a 1/10th oz. 2019-dated Gold Proof Krugerrand struck with a Lost Hoard privy mark.
Gorgeous Classically Styled Designs
Obverse: The likeness of South Africa's first president, Paul Kruger, is centered on the obverse of each coin. "ZUID AFRIKANNSCHE REPUBLIEK" is inscribed on the 1/2 Pond coin, while the Krugerrand employs both Afrikaans and English to describe the issuing nation as "SUID-AFRIKA" and "SOUTH AFRICA."
Reverse Imagery: The 1/2 Pond reverse features the Coat of Arms of the Republic of South Africa, with a scroll below inscribed "EENDRAGT MAAKT MAGT," (the Dutch motto meaning "Union makes strength"). "1/2 POND" and "1895" curve above the crest. A national symbol of South Africa, a springbok antelope, is dramatically depicted in a pronking pose on the reverse of the Krugerrand, with the coin's unique "THE LOST HOARD" privy mark above. Inscribed "1/10 KRUGERRAND," "2019," and "FYNGOUD 1/10 OZ FINE GOLD."
Magnificently Packaged South African Mint Gold Coin Set
The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has judged the set's 1895 1/2 Pond coin to be in Mint State 62 condition, featuring a sharp strike, a significant amount of original Mint luster and fantastic eye appeal. The coin is presented in a sonically sealed NGC protective holder with a specially designed Lost Hoard themed certification label. The label is signed by Tumi Tsehlo (2012-2019 Managing Director of the South Africa Mint), who played an important part in securing the hoard. The 1/10 oz. 2019 Gold Krugerrand coin is offered in ungraded GEM Proof condition, housed together with the 1/2 Pond coin in a handsome custom crafted wood display case, with a replica of the hoard's Mint bag, along with a numbered Mint-issued Authenticity Certificate and an informative booklet about The Lost Hoard.
This unique South African Mint Lost Hoard 2-piece gold coin set will be a welcome addition to your collection!
This 1895 South Africa 1/2 Pond + 1/10 oz Gold Krugerrand - 2-Coin Lost Hoard Set Coins Scarce and Unique Coin Division NGC MS62 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|