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Why purchase this 2-piece set of South African Mint Lost Hoard gold coins?
The South African Gold Pond series was minted from 1892-1900. During the Boer War with the British (1899-1902), a vast amount of the coins were destroyed. As is the case with many coins that escaped a mass meltdown, this 1898 Pond has a story to tell. The coin was part of a hoard likely smuggled to the Netherlands in the early 1900s. Prior to the Second World War, the hoard, still in a Mint-branded bag, was transferred to a bank vault in Switzerland, where it remained untouched until its recent discovery. This gorgeous South African Mint set includes an 1898 1 Pond coin from The Lost Hoard and a 2019 1/4 oz. Gold Krugerrand with a privy mark celebrating the hoard's discovery.
Incredibly Detailed Imagery
Obverse: The obverse of each coin is graced with the portrait of Paul Kruger, the first president of South Africa. "SUID-AFRIKA" and "SOUTH AFRICA" are inscribed on the Krugerrand, while the Pond's inscription is in Afrikaans only as "ZUID AFRIKANNSCHE REPUBLIEK."
Reverse Designs: "EENDRAGT MAAKT MAGT," the Dutch motto "Union makes strength," is inscribed on a scroll beneath the South African Republic Coat of Arms on the reverse of the Pond. Additional inscriptions include "1 POND" and "1898." The reverse of the Krugerrand celebrates the beauty of South Africa's springbok antelope, depicting the graceful animal in a dramatic leap. Inscribed "1/4 KRUGERRAND," "2019," and "FYNGOUD 1/4 OZ FINE GOLD." The coin's identifying "THE LOST HOARD" privy mark appears above the creature.
Impressive About Uncirculated and GEM Proof Set
The 1898 South Africa 1 Pond coin in this set was awarded the grade of About Uncirculated (AU58) from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). Expect the coin to feature complete design elements with signs of minor wear on the highest points. The coin will arrive in a sonically sealed NGC protective holder, with a Lost Hoard themed certification label carrying the signature of former South Africa Mint Managing Director Tumi Tsehlo, who was integral in the Mint's acquisition of the hoard. The 1 Pond coin and ungraded 2019 1/4 oz. Gold Krugerrand GEM Proof coin are boxed together in a beautiful custom crafted wood display case. The set includes a numbered Mint-issued Authenticity Certificate, an illustrated Lost Hoard booklet, and a reproduction of the Mint bag the hoard was safely housed in for decades.
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This 1898 South Africa 1 Pond + 1/4 oz Gold Krugerrand - 2-Coin Lost Hoard Set Coins Scarce and Unique Coin Division NGC AU58 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|