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Coin - 2 Shillings, South Africa, 1892 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 14585

Summary:
2 Shillings, Issued by Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, South Africa, 1892
Minted by National Bank of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek Pretoria Mint
Statement Of Significance:
The first issue of ZAR coins was struck in Berlin in order that they would be available in South Africa in time for Presidential elections in 1892. However the German engraver depicted the incorrect form of wagon in the arms on the reverse, the correct form had a single shaft and larger back wheels than those on the front. The National Bank of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek established its own mint on 6 July 1892 and corrected this error, striking coins like this example with a single shaft and larger back wheels.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 30 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 11.287 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: second boer war 1899-1902, british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: South Africa
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek
DateEra: 1892 AD
Denomination: 2 Shillings
Obverse Description: Draped bust of Paulus Kruger facing left (no legend)
Reverse Description: Arms of the Republic in a circular frame (the wagon has a single shaft); around above, ZUID AFRIK. REPUB. 1892; around below, * 2 SHILLINGS *
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: National Bank of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, South Africa, 1892
Mint: National Bank of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek Pretoria Mint, South Africa, 1892
Person Depicted: President Paul Kruger, South Africa, 1892
References: KM#6
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006

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