Pond, Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, 1898/99, Gold - Overstamped '99' Obverse
    Pond, Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, 1898/99, Gold - Overstamped '99' Reverse
    Pond, Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, 1898/99, Gold - Overstamped '99' Obverse
    Pond, Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, 1898/99, Gold - Overstamped '99' Reverse

    Pond, Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, 1898/99, Gold - Overstamped '99'

    Hern Z52

    ZUID AFRIKAANSCHE REPUBLIEK(ZAR), 1898/1899, One Gold Pond

    President Kruger Series(1892 TO 1902)

     

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

    During the Second Anglo-Boer War, the dies that were to be used for the 1899 Pond were intercepted by the British on their way from Germany. It was decided to overstamp "99" on the obverse below the bust to identify it as 1899 coins.   A unique example of a "Single 9" is one of the great rarities of the series. This was the first overstamp that was done, but it was decided that the "9" is too large and the smaller "99" was opted for.

    Since 1898 dies never arrived in Pretoria, it was decided to overstamp 130 new 1898 coins. The figures were counter-stamped below Kruger's bust with '99'

    Coin Specifications 

    Country

    Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek (ZAR), South Africa

    Year

    1898(1892 to 1902)

    Value

    One Pound, Pound, £1 

    Metal

    Gold (0.917, 7.32gm)

    Weight

    7.988gm

    Diameter

    22.00mm

    Thickness

    1.56mm

    Obverse Design

    1892 to 1900 - Otto Schultz(Not signed)

    Reverse Design

    1892 to 1900 - Otto Schultz – Not signed

    Shape

    Round

    Demonetized

    Yes

    Obverse

    1892 to 1900 - Portrait of Paul Kruger

    1898/99 – ZAR

    Lettering: 1892 to 1900
    ZUID AFRIKAANSCHE REPUBLIEK

    Reverse

    1892 to 1900 Double Shaft

     

    Lettering:

    1 POND * 1898

    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

    Rare

    130

    ever overstamped with '99'

    None

    1900

    788,000

    None

    1902

    986

    None

    Material
    Gold
    Denomination
    Pond
    Shape
    Round
    Time
    1800s
    Object
    Person (king, queen, tsar, president)

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