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DNW November Auction of South African Rarities

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Mike Klee    10
Mike Klee

Hi

I was lucky enough to be sent a copy of the latest DNW catalogue and what I have seen on offer for its November auction blows my mind. I do not know if it is the hard economic times, but I have never before seen such an amazing selection of South African rarities for sale in a single auction, such as:

* GQT ten pence, five pence, halfpenny, farthing

* 1890 GQT pattern pennies, both the dated and undated varieties

* COGH pattern pennies - in both copper and nickel-plated bronze

* OFS pattern Kroon 1887 in silver and overstamped with BEA countermark

* OFS pattern Kroon on a thick flan and not overstamped

* OFS 1888 pattern pennies in both bronze and nickel-plated bronze

* ZAR 1890 pattern penny

* two fine beard Burgersponde

* a coarse beard Burgerspond (pierced and plugged)

* a pattern Burgerspond in bronze

* a pattern Burgers crown in aluminium

* a pattern Burgers crown in bronze

* a pattern Burgers crown in copper or bronze gilt

* a pattern Burgers halfcrown in copper

* a pattern Burgers halfcrown in copper or bronze gilt

* a pattern Burgers halfcrown in copper

* a pattern Burgers halfcrown in aluminium

* an 1874 Lauer penny and two pence in bronze

* coins and dies for the reverses of proposed or unissued ZAR coins (5)

* "99" overstamp of 1898 pond

* blank ponde - both Lydenburg and Machadorp types

* 1892 proof florin

* blank threepence with rim

* a veldpond

 

This is an amazing array of numismatic rarities and it will be very interesting to see what prices they fetch. I am just sorry that they are all beyond my financial reach!!

Mike

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Dnw

 

Hi Mike

 

There certainly are a couple of real treasures in that list .. namely the Veldpond and 99 Overstamp...

 

My only surprise is that the seller would not sell through Heritage in America who have a much larger mailing list and potential for attracting good prices.

 

Kind regards

 

Scott Balson

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jwither    10
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At least part of the catalogue is online now. To me, the highlights of the sale are the Kroons and the Burgess patterns, most of which are unfortunately mishandled presumably due to impropoer storage.

 

I agree that I have never seen so many Burgess patterns, but the others, yes. The recent St. James sale had a better selection of circulating coinage than this one and Heritage has offered good selections on numerous occassions in the past.

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geejay50    10
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Hi Mike,

 

I know this collector quite well and he has been sitting with these coins for many years . It is time to sell for him. They really are special I aggree. Many will be watching this auction.

 

Once again one can see quite well how the Griqua coins are worn by circulation , some down to VF unlike the Lauer Patterns.

 

Geejay

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