One Penny, Cape of Good Hope, 1889, Bronze - Long Horn Obverse
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One Penny, Cape of Good Hope, 1889, Bronze - Long Horn

One Penny, Cape of Good Hope, 1889, Bronze - Long Horn, Victoria

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These patterns were salesman samples struck in Europe and used to solicit coinage contracts in the various South African regions.

The dies were prepared by Wolfgang Lauer, with Otto Nolte of Berlin acting as agents. 

​Many designs are found across more than one series. For example, the Queen Victoria obverse is identical to the one used for the Griquatown patterns of 1890, and the "1 PENNY" obverse is used as a reverse in the Z.A.R. and O.F.S. series. There are nine variants of 1P in the C.G.H. series, with three obverses and two reverses utilised, and a combination of bronze, nickel-plated copper, aluminium, tin and silver compositions.

The design is the same as used on the reverses of the 1888 Orange Free State and 1890 Z.A.R. pennies.

Coin Specifications

Country

Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek(ZAR), South Africa

Year

1889

Value

1P, Penny, One Penny, 1 Penny

Metal

Copper (Nickle-Plated)

Weight

9.74gm, 12.00gm(Thick)

Diameter

30.48mm

Thickness

1.98/2.03mm

Designer

Shape

Round

Demonetized

Yes

Obverse

Features an oak branch and laurel branch tied together in a ribbon. 

Lettering:

1

PENNY

There is a small "V" below the ribbon.

Reverse

Plain shield with a lion rampant between three annulets, above it three roundels, each charged with a fleur de lis. Above the shield is the female figure of Hope, seated, with a lamb and an anchor at her feet. Two antelope on either side support the shield. The ribbon below the shield and antelopes reads "SPES BONA". The inscription "CAPE OF GOOD HOPE" runs along the top, with the date at the bottom.

 

The "long horn" variant used on the "1 PENNY" patterns has the horns of the right-hand antelope protruding deep into the inscription and the head of the figure of Hope halfway between the letters "G" and "O".

Lettering:

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE

 The ribbon below the shield and antelopes reads "SPES BONA"

1889

Edge

Smooth

Mintage

 

Mintage

Proof Mintage

1889

100 Est.

100 Est.

 

Hern C4A, Hern C4B
Material
Bronze
Denomination
Penny
Shape
Round
Time
1800s