Coins of the World (29 September 2010)

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Date of Auction: 29th September 2010

Sold for £13,500

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

South Africa, Schalk Burger, Veld Pond, 1902, 8.12g/12h (Hern Z54; KM. 11; F 4). Lightly cleaned at some time, otherwise extremely fine, rare £6,000-8,000

Footnote

986 struck by hand at the Transvaal Gold Mining Estates dormant workshop at Pilgrim’s Rest, using improvised equipment, including a wing-nut press. The issue was produced on the recommendation of General Christian Muller, the assistant-commandant-general, and authorised by Schalk Burger, acting president of the Republic after Paul Kruger left the country on 19 October 1900. The dies were executed by the acting mint master, P.J. Kloppers, former head teacher at the De Kaap Government School