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Sangs introduces a new colour in our Union copper coinage ?

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Pierre_Henri    14
Pierre_Henri

I have heard of brown, red brown and red (as NGC grades them), but "black" is something new to me?

 

(Although it makes sense if one looks at the coin in question)

 

Other Union of South Africa Coins - South Africa 1939 Farthing MS63BLK SANGS for sale in Johannesburg (ID:174832790)

 

(The MA63 is probably a printing mistake and must read MS63)

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jwither    10
jwither

I believe PCGS has also used the "black" designation on farthings. I have noticed that some I have owned are darker than others don't see any significance between "black" and the more widely used BN at all.

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zarmaniac    10
zarmaniac

Hi Pierre

Read page 21 in Hern 2014/2015...

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Pierre_Henri    14
Pierre_Henri
Hi Pierre

Read page 21 in Hern 2014/2015...

 

Hi Werner

 

I have read that paragraph where Hern states that before 1942 all our bronze coins were issued with a black finish to distinguish them from our gold coins.

 

He states that pre-1942 red bronze coins are rare.

 

Red bronze coins before 1942 might be rare, but the normal brown bronze are much me plentiful that the blackened bronze. Its usually n the farthings of the late 1930s to 1941 where one encounter the black colour, whereas before 1937 the coins are mostly brown and not black.

 

I wonder what Hern means by a "Black Finish"?

 

Where the coins artificially blackened or where they struck in black bronze?

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Free Soul Styles    10
Free Soul Styles
I have heard of brown, red brown and red (as NGC grades them), but "black" is something new to me?

 

(Although it makes sense if one looks at the coin in question)

 

Other Union of South Africa Coins - South Africa 1939 Farthing MS63BLK SANGS for sale in Johannesburg (ID:174832790)

 

(The MA63 is probably a printing mistake and must read MS63)

 

 

I've gotten a BK from SANGS. A few months ago. I was a little surprised:

 

Quarter Penny - 1935 1/4 Penny SANGS Graded MS 64 BK for sale in Johannesburg (ID:174862589)

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coinoisseur    10
coinoisseur

To my knowledge Blackened signifies copper coins that have been Shellacked

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