Friday, 20 September 2019

To coin a phrase, If I had a nickel for every dime I heard that!!!

Calling all Numismatists, coin collectors and those of you who just like a bit of wedge!

A fascinating collection of coins have rolled into our gallery!

The collection of Krugerrand's, full and half Sovereigns, gold proofs and other fabulous coins will be sold in multiple lots on Wednesday 2nd October, in our Antique and Interiors Sale. 

Krugerrand's, first minted on 3rd July 1967 are a South African coin that was used to help market South African gold. The coin was produced by the Rand Refinery and the South African Mint. The Krugerrand name is a compound of the former South African president Paul Kruger, who is depicted on the obverse and rand, the South African currency, the coin had dominated the gold market by 1980 and accounted for 90% of the global gold market.  The coin was forbidden in the 70s and 80s in many western countries. This is suspected to be due to the association with the apartheid government of South Africa. 

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