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

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

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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 (0.9166, 7.3224gm)

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

Features the full Coat of Arms

Lettering:

ZUID AFRIKAANSCHE REPUBLIEK

Edge

Reeded

Mintage

 

Mintage

Proof Mintage

1874 FB

695

None

1874 CB

142

None

 

Hern B2
Material
Gold
Shape
Round
Time
1800s