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Why add this pair of South African Mint Lost Hoard gold coins to your collection?
This beautiful Lost Hoard set from the South African Mint celebrates an amazing discovery of hoarded South African cold coinage struck in the late 19th century. The collection of 910 coins (677 1 Pond coins and 233 1/2 Pond coins) was remarkably found in an original Mint-branded bag in a bank vault in Switzerland. The coins were thought to have been destroyed during the British occupation of South Africa in the early 1900s. This set includes two coins, an 1898 1 Pond gold coin from the hoard and a 2019 1/4 oz. Gold Krugerrand proof coin featuring a privy mark honoring the Lost Hoard's historic discovery.
Designs Celebrating the Legacy of Paul Kruger
Obverse: The first South African president, Paul Kruger, is depicted on the obverse of each coin, with a declaration of the issuing nation curving above: "ZUID AFRIKANNSCHE REPUBLIEK" on the Pond, with "SUID-AFRIKA" and "SOUTH AFRICA" on the Krugerrand.
Reverse Imagery: The South African Republic's heraldic Coat of Arms is featured on the Pond's reverse. The Arms includes the inscription "EENDRAGT MAAKT MAGT," which translates as the Dutch motto "Union makes strength." Inscribed "1 POND" and "1898" above. The reverse of the Krugerrand replicates the springbok antelope design which first appeared on the 1948 South African five shilling coin. "THE LOST HOARD" privy mark is located above the leaping creature. Inscriptions include "1/4 KRUGERRAND," "2019," and "FYNGOUD 1/4 OZ FINE GOLD."
Gorgeous Mint State 64 and GEM Proof Gold Coin Set
The set's 1898 1 Pond coin was submitted to the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) for review and judged to be in stunning Mint State 64 condition. Expect the coin to feature a superior strike, a noteworthy amount of original Mint luster and fantastic eye appeal. The coin is encapsulated in a NGC protective holder with a distinctive Lost Hoard certification label, which is hand-signed by Tumi Tsehlo, the Managing Director of the South African Mint when the hoard was discovered and subsequently obtained by the Mint. The 1/4 oz. Gold 2019 Krugerrand is presented in ungraded GEM Proof condition, in an exquisite custom designed dark wood display case with the graded 1 Pond coin. The set includes a numbered Mint-issued Authenticity Certificate, a replica of the cloth sack that housed the hoard for decades, and a booklet describing the history of the hoard.
Don't miss the opportunity to add this gold Pond and Krugerrand South Africa Mint Lost Hoard 2-piece set to your collection, call our Scarce and Unique Coin Division today!
This 1898 South Africa 1 Pond + 1/4 oz Gold Krugerrand - 2-Coin Lost Hoard Set Coins Scarce and Unique Coin Division NGC MS64 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.
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|Mint:||South African Mint|
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