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Why purchase this South African Mint 1/2 Pond and 1/10 oz. Krugerrand gold coin set?
The Gold Pond series was issued by the South African Mint from 1892 until 1900. The series featured the image of first South African president Paul Kruger which was revived for the Krugerrand series in 1967. This 2-piece Lost Hoard set includes an 1895 1/2 Pond coin which was recently discovered in a Mint-branded bag. Containing over 910 coins (677 1 Pond pieces and 233 1/2 Pond pieces), the bag was likely smuggled out of South Africa to the Netherlands in the early 1900s during the war with the British, then transferred to a Swiss bank vault prior to World War II. The coin is accompanied by a very limited mintage 2019 Proof 1/10 Gold Krugerrand with an honorary Lost Hoard privy mark.
Classic South African Coin Imagery
Obverse: The left facing portrait of Paul Kruger adorns the obverse of each coin, with the issuing nation curving above: "ZUID AFRIKANNSCHE REPUBLIEK," on the 1/2 Pond coin, with "SUID-AFRIKA" and "SOUTH AFRICA" on the Krugerrand in Afrikaans and English.
Reverse Designs: The South African Republic Coat of Arms is centered on the reverse of the 1/2 Pond. Inscriptions include the Dutch motto "EENDRAGT MAAKT MAGT" (Union makes strength), "1/2 POND" and "1895." The Krugerrand reverse features a leaping springbok antelope surrounded by the inscriptions "1/10 KRUGERRAND," "2019," and "FYNGOUD 1/10 OZ FINE GOLD." The specially designed "THE LOST HOARD" privy mark hovers above the graceful creature.
Scarce and Unique Gold Coin Set
The 1895 South Africa 1/2 Pond coin in the set is judged to be in Extremely Fine (XF45) condition by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). Expect the late 19th century coin to possess complete design details and overall sharpness, with trace amounts of original Mint luster and slight flattening on the highest design elements. The coin is encapsulated in a NGC protective holder, with a Lost Hoard themed certification label graced with the signature of Tumi Tsehlo, the Managing Director of the South African Mint from 2012 until 2019. The set's ungraded GEM Proof 2019 1/10 oz. Gold Krugerrand is presented with the graded coin in a handsome wood display case, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, Lost Hoard information booklet, and a reproduction of the Mint bag the hoard was discovered in.
Don't miss your chance to acquire a piece of the South African Mint's Lost Hoard! Purchase this low mintage 1/2 Pond and 1/10 oz. Gold Krugerrand set 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 XF45 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|