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

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

    Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek(ZAR), 1874, Pond, Gold, Coarse Beard (CB), 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 is heavier and flatter in curvature.  The beard shows four thick points, the front pair being shorter than the back. The burr is on the edge of the reverse. In addition the 8 in the date 1874 on some pieces appears to be a double 8.

    The lower neck hair is more pronounced than in the fine 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 Coarse Beard (CB)

    Lettering:

    THOMAS FRANCOIS BURGERS

    1874

    Reverse

    Lettering:

    ZUID AFRIKAANSCHE REPUBLIEK

    Edge

    Reeded

    Mintage

     

    Mintage

    Proof Mintage

    1874 FB

    695

    None

    1874 CB

    142

    None

     

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