Penny, Orange Free State Patterns, 1874, Bronze obverse
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Penny, Orange Free State Patterns, 1874, Bronze

Penny, Orange Free State Patterns, 1874, Bronze

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An interesting fact about these pieces is that they were rendered to solicit business and described as salesman examples.

Wolfgang Lauer(from Nurenberg) prepared the dies and no accurate figures on mintage are known.

Reportedly struck at the Wurden Mint in Brussels.  All were struck in bronze although a piece in aluminium has been reported.

Coin Specifications

Country

Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek(ZAR), South Africa

Year

1874

Value

Penny

Metal

Bronze

Weight

9.74gm, 24.98gm

Diameter

30,23gm, 30.48mm

Thickness

2,06mm, 4.32/4.57mm

Designer

Shape

Round

Demonetized

Yes

Obverse

Tree of Liberty (orange tree). The tree is surrounded by 'bugle horns'.

Lettering:

"ORANJE VRIJ STAAT" (Orange Free State) surround the tree and there are illustrations (a tiny face and a tiny lion) before and after.

Reverse

Features a laurel wreath tied with ribbon below and surrounding the denomination and year marks

Lettering:

EEN

PENNY

1874

MUNTSPROEVE

Edge

Smooth

Mintage

 

Mintage

Proof Mintage

1874

100 Est.

100 Est.

 

Hern-O1, Hern-O2
Material
Bronze
Denomination
Penny
Shape
Round
Time
1800s
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