Ancient, British and World Coins, Tokens, Jetons, Medals and Books (2 & 3 April 2014)

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Date of Auction: 2nd & 3rd April 2014


Estimate: £10,000 - £12,000

South Africa, Thomas Burgers, Pattern Pond, 1874, by L.C. Wyon, in copper, bust left with short beard, rev. arms, edge grained, 4.08g/6h (cf. Hern B3; KM. Pn19). Minor hairlines and mottled appearance, otherwise good extremely fine, extremely rare £10,000-12,000


Previous patterns of this type that have been offered for sale have been bronze, although this example is 99% copper (sold with a copy of a report from the Sheffield Analytical Service). A bronze example was sold in these rooms on 17 November, 2011, lot 166, for £22,000