Pond, Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, 1874 Fine Beard, Gold
Pond, Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, 1874 Fine Beard, Gold
Pond, Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, 1874 Fine Beard, Gold
Pond, Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, 1874 Fine Beard, Gold

Pond, Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, 1874, Gold - Fine Beard

Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek(ZAR), 1874, Pond, Gold, Fine Beard(FB), Part of the President Burgers Series

 
The Burgers Ponde was the first Gold coin minted in South Africa. Two coins were minted in 1874, the Fine Beard(FB) and the Coarse Beard(CB). There is a variety for the Coarse Beard, referred to as the double 8.

The beard shows one thick front point, then two longer and thinner points followed by three shorter points. The front of the beard is wavy. The burr on the edge of the obverse of the coin shows a double ring. 

The lower neck hair is less pronounced than in the coarse beard variety.

Coin Specifications

Country

Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek(ZAR), South Africa

Year

1874

Value

Pond

Metal

Gold

Weight

7.9151gm – 7.997gm

Diameter

22.33mm

Thickness

2.2098mm – 2.3114mm

Designer

L.C. Wyon

Shape

Round

Demonetized

Yes

Obverse

Portrait of President Thomas Francois Burgers with Fine Beard (FB)

Lettering:

THOMAS FRANCOIS BURGERS

1874

Reverse

Lettering:

ZUID AFRIKAANSCHE REPUBLIEK

Edge

Reeded

Mintage

 

Mintage

Proof Mintage

1874 Fine Beard(FB)

695

None

1874 Coarse Beard(CB)

142

None

 

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