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    2013 Diesel Electric, Combination Silver Set, Proof

    SIL-SPL-COM13

    Two Coin Combination Sterling Silver Set (Proof) - Limited Edition: 700

    Packaged in a wooden box together with a individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

     

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    The sterling silver R2 Crown and 2 ½ c Tickey were re-introduced as a combined commemorative coin series in 1997. The latest theme in this series is called “TRAINS OF SOUTH AFRICA”. In 2012, the first of the trains to be portrayed was The Gautrain. Diesel Electric Locomotives is the next train theme to be featured.

    The diesel electric locomotives featured on the coins represent different eras in South Africa’s rail history. The Class 35-200 features on the 2 ½ c Tickey and the Class 43-000 on the R2 Crown.

    South African Railways (SAR) contracted both General Motors (GM) and General Electric (GE) to supply their respective standard Class 35 models that were modified for SAR service. The main objective was to replace the steam locomotives working on the branch lines in the 1970s.

     

     

    Coin Specifications

     
    R2
    (Sterling Silver)
     2 1/2 Tickey
    (Sterling Silver)
    Mass1.08 Troy oz0.05 Troy oz
    Diameter
    38.73 mm16.30mm
    Weight(g)Ag 925 Cu 751.414g
    Reverse Die-Sinkers

     

     

    Obverse Die-Sinker
      

      

    Each coin issued has an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity. This Certificate of Authenticity guarantees the quality and authenticity of the coin made by the South African Mint Company.

     

    Certificate of Authenticity

    This Certificate of Authenticity guarantees the quality and authenticity of the coins made by the South African Mint Company.

    Each coin and coin set issued by the South African Mint Company has a Certificate of Authenticity. The certificate describes the coin’s specifications, the year, the limited edition as well as a short description of the product. It also depicts the signature of the South African Mint’s Managing Director, Mr Andile Mvinjelwa. To prevent the duplication of a South African Mint product, the certificates are re-designed each year to include the coin design and each certificate is individually numbered according to the limited edition of the coin or set. As another security measure, the South African Mint’s logo, which is printed in transparent ink and only visible under ultra-violet light, features as part of the layout.

     

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    SIL-SPL-COM13
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