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Why purchase this South African Pond and 1/4 oz. Krugerrand Lost Hoard gold coin set?
The Gold Pond series was a product of the South African Mint from 1892 until 1900. A great many of the coins were destroyed when the British occupied the region in the early 1900s. An exciting hoard of Pond and 1/2 Pond coins was recently discovered in an original Mint-branded cloth bag in a Swiss bank vault. It is believed that the hoard was initially smuggled out of South Africa to the Netherlands during the Boer War, and then transferred to Switzerland before World War II. This 1898 example is one of 677 1 Pond coins found in the bag. The 19th century coin is accompanied by a Gold Proof Krugerrand struck with a commemorative Lost Hoard privy mark.
Timeless Design Honoring Paul Kruger
Obverse: Paul Kruger, who served as President of the South African Republic from 1883-1900, is depicted on the obverse of both coins. "ZUID AFRIKANNSCHE REPUBLIEK" is inscribed on the Pond, "SUID-AFRIKA" and "SOUTH AFRICA" on the Krugerrand.
Reverse Imagery: The Pond reverse features the South African Republic's Coat of Arms, with a banner bearing the inscription "EENDRAGT MAAKT MAGT" (the Dutch motto meaning "Union makes strength") and a delicate floral graphic below. "1 POND" and "1898" curve above. A springbok antelope is featured on the reverse of the Krugerrand, leaping over foliage of the African savannah. Inscribed "1/4 KRUGERRAND," "2019," and "FYNGOUD 1/4 OZ FINE GOLD." Located above the graceful creature is the coin's distinguishing "THE LOST HOARD" privy mark.
Beautifully Minted Lost Hoard Set
The 1898 1 Pond coin component of this Lost Hoard Set was submitted to the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) for authentication and review. Determined to be in About Uncirculated (AU55) condition, the coin features sharply struck design details with minimal wear on the highest elements. The coin is encapsulated in a NGC protective holder with a specially designed Lost Hoard certification label signed by Tumi Tsehlo, the South African Mint's Managing Director from 2012-2019. The graded coin is presented in a gorgeous wood display case accompanied by the ungraded GEM Proof 2019 1/4 oz. Gold Krugerrand coin. This set will arrive with a replica of the Mint bag the hoard was stored in, a numbered Mint-issued Certificate of Authenticity and a booklet detailing the history of The Lost Hoard.
This stunning, low mintage South African Mint Lost Hoard gold coin set belongs in your collection of precious metal treasures!
This 1898 South Africa 1 Pond + 1/4 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:||1898|
|Mint:||South African Mint|
|Variety:||Scarce and Unique Coin Division|