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.
Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek(ZAR), South Africa
7.9151gm – 7.997gm
2.2098mm – 2.3114mm
Portrait of President Thomas Francois Burgers with Coarse Beard (CB)
THOMAS FRANCOIS BURGERS
ZUID AFRIKAANSCHE REPUBLIEK