South African Coins

World Gold Coins: Unique South African 1897 Sixpence to be Offered in NY by Heritage

World Gold Coins: Unique South African 1897 Sixpence to be Offered in NY by Heritage

The upcoming January 4 – 5 NYINC World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction in New York City features a monumental offering from South Africa. The legendary 1897 gold sixpence is entirely unique, and it has remained off the market for many decades. Tracing its provenance back to the 1930s, this piece once existed in […]

Bakewell Collection of South African Coins to be Offered by Dix Noonan Webb

Bakewell Collection of South African Coins to be Offered by Dix Noonan Webb

The world’s greatest collection of South African coins assembled by Robert Bakewell over the past 11 years is to be auctioned by Dix Noonan Webb, the international coins and medals specialists, in London on 22 September 2014 when it is expected to fetch over R40 million (£2.2 million US$3.7 million). The collection, which covers the […]

By April 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
South African Numismatic Market Perspective with Alan Demby. VIDEO: 3:38.

South African Numismatic Market Perspective with Alan Demby. VIDEO: 3:38.

Alan Demby, CEO, South African Gold Coin Exchange Interviewer: David Lisot Alan Demby is in charge of the South African Gold Coin Exchange that is one of the largest companies that trades in precious metals and collector coins in South Africa. Mr. Demby shares his perspective of the numismatic market in both Berlin and South […]

By February 27, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: From 50 Cents to $1 Million? High-Grade Nelson Mandela Coins Continue to Set Price Records

The Coin Analyst: From 50 Cents to $1 Million? High-Grade Nelson Mandela Coins Continue to Set Price Records

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek …… Former South Africa President and Nobel peace prize recipient, Nelson Mandela, is clearly a man beloved by people all over the world, especially South Africans. Mr. Mandela was imprisoned by the South African government for decades. It is therefore not surprising that Mandela coins are very popular, particularly in […]

By November 26, 2012 6 Comments Read More →
South Africa’s first gold coin: the Burgers Pond

South Africa’s first gold coin: the Burgers Pond

Up until 1874, the only currency in circulation in South Africa was British. Then in that year two indigenous currencies were introduced. In East Griqualand, a trading store called Strachan and Company issued trade tokens that were widely used as currency for over 50 years along South Africa’s east coast. Further north, President Burgers of […]

By October 30, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
South African Collector Coin Series

South African Collector Coin Series

For investors or collectors interested in buying South African coins, there are several popular series to consider.  If you want to buy a rare coin, you’ll be looking at coins from either the ZAR period or the Union era. Otherwise, you can choose from one of the modern series that are minted annually by the […]

By October 18, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The 1898 “Single 9” Pond: South Africa’s rarest gold coin

The 1898 “Single 9” Pond: South Africa’s rarest gold coin

Most serious coin collectors in South Africa have heard about the Single 9, commonly referred to as the “King of South African Coins.” However outside of the country, it is relatively unknown, despite being one of the top five most expensive rare coins in the world – it was sold in 2010 for about $4 […]

By October 2, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
World Coins: The 1898 Sammy Marks Tickey

World Coins: The 1898 Sammy Marks Tickey

A popular coin amongst collectors of rare South African coins is the Sammy Marks tickey. In South Africa, the three pence coin was known as a “tickey” although the reason it was called that is unknown. The tickey was in circulation in South Africa until 1960, until British currency was replaced by the Rand. The […]

By September 28, 2012 4 Comments Read More →
The World’s Most Popular Gold Coin

The World’s Most Popular Gold Coin

By  www.southcapecoins.co.za/ ……. The Krugerrand is the world’s most popular gold investment coin. There are more in circulation internationally than all the other gold coins combined. To date, Krugerrand coins containing 48 million ounces of gold have been sold. The Krugerrand was first minted in 1967 in an attempt to market South African gold to international […]

By September 12, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The History of South African Currency

The History of South African Currency

By  www.southcapecoins.co.za/ ……. Coin collecting is a fascinating hobby because it connects us with the past. A rare coin from a particular historical era has the power to conjure up ghosts of a bygone age. What’s more, if you trace the history of a country’s currency, you’ll learn about how that country developed a national […]

By August 30, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
South African Reserve Bank Announces that Some 2011 Proof Gold Krugerrands Were Underweight

South African Reserve Bank Announces that Some 2011 Proof Gold Krugerrands Were Underweight

by Louis Golino for CoinWeek On Tuesday, April 24 a spokesman for the South African Reserve Bank, Hlengani Mathebula, e-mailed a statement to the Associated Press about a controversy regarding gold Krugerrand coins that first came to light last week. Mathebula stated that an internal investigation of proof Krugerrands produced last April and May had […]

A H Baldwin to offer highly important “Bentley Collection” of milled gold Sovereigns

A H Baldwin to offer highly important “Bentley Collection” of milled gold Sovereigns

A H Baldwin and Sons Ltd are proud to announce the publication of a special preview brochure of the highly important “Bentley Collection” of milled gold Sovereigns which will be offered for sale at auction from May 2012 in three parts over 12 months. The brochure is available as a pdf document on our website […]

By February 10, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Rare South African Coins Highlight $9 million NYINC auction

Rare South African Coins Highlight $9 million NYINC auction

A pair of South African rarities led all lots as our first auction of 2012 brought in over $9 million in New York, January 2 and 3. All prices include a 15% Buyer’s Premium. South African numismatics is hot, and the prices in this auction show why. Atop the auction results was a unique bronze […]

Finest Known 1892 Proof South African Pond Highlights NYINC Offerings

Finest Known 1892 Proof South African Pond Highlights NYINC Offerings

A simply magnificent 1892 South African Republic gold Proof Pond, PR65 NGC — the best of just 10 like pieces known to have been minted — is expected to bring $300,000+ as one of the principal highlights of our Jan. 2-3, 2012 World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction, an official auction of the New York […]

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