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Why add this scarce and unique 2-piece South Africa Mint Lost Hoard gold coin set to your collection?
The Lost Hoard is a fairly recent discovery of South African Gold Pond coinage, containing 910 pieces (677 1 Pond coins and 233 1/2 Pond coins), which range in date from 1892-1900. This is an exciting and rare find, since most Ponds of the era were believed to be lost or destroyed during the British occupation of South Africa in the early 1900s. The hoard was thought to be first smuggled into the Netherlands in a Mint-branded bag, and then moved to a vault in Switzerland (safe from the Nazis) prior to the Second World War. This 1898 1 Pond coin from the hoard is paired with a 2019 1/4 oz. Gold Krugerrand with a celebratory Lost Hoard privy mark.
Spectacular Commemorative Imagery
Obverse: South Africa's first president, Paul Kruger, is depicted in a left facing pose on each coin's obverse. Overhead inscriptions include "ZUID AFRIKANNSCHE REPUBLIEK" on the Pond coin, with "SUID-AFRIKA" and "SOUTH AFRICA" on the Krugerrand.
Reverse Designs: Centered on the Pond's reverse is the Coat of Arms of the Republic of South Africa. Below, a banner boasts "EENDRAGT MAAKT MAGT," the Dutch motto "Union makes strength," with "1 POND" and "1898" sweeping above the image. A gorgeously rendered South African springbok antelope is featured on the Krugerrand reverse, with "THE LOST HOARD" privy mark above. Inscribed "1/4 KRUGERRAND," "2019," and "FYNGOUD 1/4 OZ FINE GOLD."
Superb Mint State 62 and GEM Proof Gold Coin Set
The 2019 dated 1/4 oz. Gold Krugerrand coin of the set is in ungraded GEM Proof condition, while the 1898 1 Pond gold coin earned the impressive grade of Mint State 62 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) for its sharp strike, significant amount of original Mint luster and outstanding eye appeal. The graded coin is sealed in a NGC holder which features a Lost Hoard style certification label signed by the Tumi Tsehlo, the South Africa Mint's Managing Director at the time of the hoard's history-making discovery. The two coins are presented in an elegant, custom designed wood display case, accompanied by a booklet detailing the hoard's fascinating history, a reproduction of the Mint-branded cloth sack the hoard was found in, and a numbered Mint-issued Certificate of Authenticity.
Make this sensational low mintage South African Mint Lost Hoard 2-piece gold coin set a part of your collection now!
This 1898 South Africa 1 Pond + 1/4 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:||1898|
|Mint:||South African Mint|
|Variety:||Scarce and Unique Coin Division|