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A Mystery Two-Shilling Coin – Take a Guess?

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In the first picture I show both a digital picture and scan of a 1941 Two-Shilling in Uncirculated condition

 

In the second picture I show both a digital picture and scan of a 1947 Two-Shilling in Proof condition.

 

In the third picture I show both a digital picture and scan of a 194? Two-Shilling in Proof condition. I blanked out the exact date.

 

Please guess the correct date.

 

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Pierre_Henri

A Mystery Two-Shilling Coin Take a Guess?

 

In the first picture I show both a digital picture and scan of a 1941 Two-Shilling in Uncirculated condition

 

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In the second picture I show both a digital picture and scan of a 1947 Two-Shilling in Proof condition

 

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In the third picture I show both a digital picture and scan of a 194? Two-Shilling in Proof condition. I blanked out the exact date.

 

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Please guess the correct date of the last piece.

 

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Guest

The scarce 1943 - first year by SA Mint?

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Pierre_Henri

Here is the coin - but how can it be? No proofs were issued in 1942?

 

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Hi Pierre,

 

Could it be prooflike by any chance. From what I know, with proof coins polished dies and blanks are used, whereas with prooflike polished dies and regular blanks are used. Is it possible that it is the other way round, a polished blank with regular dies. Interesting though.

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Pierre_Henri

Thank you Derick. That could be the answer. I have sent the coin to a well known South African numismatist who will look at it and if he also agrees that it is a proof strike, will send it to NGC for grading. There is another example being a 1925 Sixpence that was struck for some unknown reason as a proof coin - according to Brian Hern, it is a once off "museum piece". See page 33 of his 2014/15 SA Coin catalogue.

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