Pond, Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, 1902, Gold - Veldpond Reverse
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Pond, Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, 1902, Gold - Veldpond

ZUID AFRIKAANSCHE REPUBLIEK(ZAR), 1902, One Gold Pond

President Kruger Series(1892 TO 1902)

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Beware of forgeries: 1894, 1897, 1898, 1898/99, 1900 and Veldponde.

The Veld Pond (or field Pond), is one of the most iconic and desirable issues in South African coinage.

During the Second Anglo-Boer War, the Boer forces were desperately in need of funds in order to purchase supplies from the local tribes. After occupying the town of Pilgrim’s Rest, which had an abandoned gold mine, work began to extract gold and manufacture coinage in the old mining workshops.

Through much trial and error, a hand-engraved die was created by which nearly a thousand pieces were struck.  Due to the rudimentary means of manufacture, the Veld Pond coins are not uniform in dimension or mass. It has a significantly higher gold content than the normal-issue Pond (0.999 vs. 0.917).

Coin Specifications 

Country

Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek (ZAR), South Africa

Year

1902(1892 to 1902)

Value

One Pound, Pound, £1 

Metal

Gold (0.999, 7.72-8.50gm)

Weight

7.988gm to 8.51gm

Diameter

22.80mm

Thickness

1.56mm, Various

Obverse Design

1902 - PJ Kloppers – Not signed

Reverse Design

1902 - PJ Kloppers – Not signed

Shape

Round

Demonetized

Yes

Obverse

1902 – ZAR with Slash/without Slash

Lettering:
1902

Reverse

Lettering:

EEN POND

Edge

Reeded

 

Mintage

Proof Mintage

1892 DS

15,650

10

1892 SS

/

None

1893

61,926

None

1894

317,723

None

1895

336,000

None

1896

235,000

None

1897

310,980

None

1898

136,870

None

1898/99

130

None

1900

788,000

None

1902

986

None

Hern Z54
Material
Gold
Denomination
Pond
Shape
Round
Time
1900s
Object
Person (king, queen, tsar, president)
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