Before South Africa became South Africa, as it is known today, it was run by Dutch decedents
called the Boers. They based their Gold coins on the British system, same fineness,
same weight, only a lot less of these coins were struck and they are therefore scarcer than
South Africa was then known as ZAR, or Zuid Afrikaanshce Republiek in Dutch. The coins
we offer were struck around 1896 although we have a few earlier and later dates. The coins are
struck in 22ct Gold, weigh about 8 grams, are over 120 years old and in Fine condition.
We bought these coins before the price of gold went up, so they are cheaper than we would
normally have to charge. Add one to your collection even if you cannot pronounce the name.
After all, it is another country for your collection.
This 1927 Florin was issued by Australia to show off their new Parliament Building in
Canberra. It was their first commemorative coin, but then again, they had only been issuing
coins since 1910.
You have the crowned bust of King George V on one side and the new Parliament Building
on the other side. They issued quite a lot of these coins and they are almost common in Fine
and Very Fine condition, but in the higher grades they are quite tough to find.
This group has this first commemorative in Gem uncircualted, if you want a beautiful example,
it would be hard to find better than these…