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ZAR Shilling Prices XF45 vs. AU50 : A Short Study : Part 1

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I have done a comparison study (according to my stats that is NOT kept up to date every day, but at least twice a month) between the BoB prices realized during this year (2012) for Paul Kruger 1 Shilling pieces in XF45 condition versus those in AU50 condition (only NGC and PCGS graded pieces).

Here are my findings:-

1892 : AU50 1/- pieces sell for 16% more than XF45 pieces

1893: AU50 1/- pieces sell for 205% more than XF45 pieces

1894: AU50 1/- pieces sell for 246% more than XF45 pieces

1895 : AU50 1/- pieces sell for 344% more than XF45 pieces

1896: AU50 1/- pieces sell for 200% more than XF45 pieces

1897: AU50 1/- pieces sell for 20% more than XF45 pieces

I would like some comments please?

Regards

Pierre

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What is a 1961 Half Cent Worth?

 

I have done a comparison study (according to my stats that is NOT kept up to date every day, but at least twice a month) between the BoB prices realized during this year (2012) for Paul Kruger 1 Shilling pieces in XF45 condition versus those in AU50 condition (only NGC and PCGS graded pieces).

Here are my findings:-

1892 : AU50 1/- pieces sell for 16% more than XF45 pieces

1893: AU50 1/- pieces sell for 205% more than XF45 pieces

1894: AU50 1/- pieces sell for 246% more than XF45 pieces

1895 : AU50 1/- pieces sell for 344% more than XF45 pieces

1896: AU50 1/- pieces sell for 200% more than XF45 pieces

1897: AU50 1/- pieces sell for 20% more than XF45 pieces

I would like some comments please?

Regards

Pierre

 

What is a 1961 Half Cent worth?

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What is a 1961 Half Cent worth?

 

Pierre, ek het baie as jy belangstel (tong in die kies), maar mens kan die gesirkuleerde 1961 halfsent munte nie eens verniet weggee nie. Totaal waardeloos! Onthou daar is 39.2 miljoen in 1961 gemunt!!! Daar is amper 'n verdere 40 miljoen vanaf 1962 tot 1964 gemunt! Ek glo 100 jaar van vandag af sal dit steeds waardeloos wees. Behalwe natuurlik die proefmunte. Van wat ek kan agterkom, is daar ook nog baie in privaat besit. Miskien het dit 'n weens die koperinhoud eerder 'n skrootmetaalwaarde...?

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Half cent weights.. future MONEY

 

Pierre, ek het baie as jy belangstel (tong in die kies), maar mens kan die gesirkuleerde 1961 halfsent munte nie eens verniet weggee nie. Totaal waardeloos! Onthou daar is 39.2 miljoen in 1961 gemunt!!! Daar is amper 'n verdere 40 miljoen vanaf 1962 tot 1964 gemunt! Ek glo 100 jaar van vandag af sal dit steeds waardeloos wees. Behalwe natuurlik die proefmunte. Van wat ek kan agterkom, is daar ook nog baie in privaat besit. Miskien het dit 'n weens die koperinhoud eerder 'n skrootmetaalwaarde...?

 

Interesting comment.....

 

When I worked at Barclays Bank in Estcourt back in the 1990s I bought the equivalent of R200 in South African (1961-64) half cent pieces when they were withdrawn from general circulation - bags of the old beauties - about 40,000 pieces in all.

 

Still have them

 

Every day I take over 700 in each hand in a bag (over 8kg in total) and use them as weights as I walk, lifting them to my shoulder - I can add a few more when needed to increase my load.

 

BUT these coins have another role. Post FIAT they will have more value than the paper and plastic stuff they (today) call money.

 

In fact, I have no doubt, when people are desperate to be able to pay for the next meal post FIAT my weight bags of 700 by 1961-64 half cent pieces will be worth much more than the finest encapsulated silver ZAR 1/- piece. They are (because of the copper in them) practical, low value and a REAL ASSET that I can trade for low value items after FIAT crashes globally.

 

So (in my view) the 1961 half cent pieces (700 or more) will have more REAL and PRACTICAL value in the future than an AU 50 one shilling ZAR piece has after FIAT collapses.

 

Kind regards

 

Scott Balson

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I think it would help if you disclose your sample sizes. It would make it a lot more meaningful.

 

Also, prices compared to other auctions would be helpful generally, though I do not believe for these grades.

 

The problem with buying these coins in these grades is that none of these dates are really scarce in XF-45 or better except for the 1893 somewhat. Except for the 1893, i would not recommend any of these coins as an XF-45 or for that matter, an AU-50 unless it is not affordable.

 

I believe it was about six years ago now, I sold an 1896 NGC XF-45 1/ for (I believe) $425. The census numbers were much lower then but have increased to the point where I believe the last Heritage sale for a similar coin was in the vicinity of $50.

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