The 1892 proof circulated sets

1892 Penny

Coin stats:
1892 PENNY/ 1D

Year: 1892
Metal: Bronze
Circulated: 27,862
Proof: 10-12

1892 Ticky

Coin stats:
1892 TICKEY/ 3D

Year: 1892
Metal: Silver
Circulated: 24,300
Proof: 35-40

1892 Sixpence

Coin stats:
1892 SIXPENCE/6D

Year: 1892
Metal: Silver
Circulated: 28,300
Proof: 40-50

1892 Shiling

Coin stats:
1892 SHILLING/ 1/-

Year: 1892
Metal: Silver
Circulated: 129,627
Proof: 40-50

1892 Shiling

Coin stats:
1892 2 SHILLINGS/ 2/-

Year: 1892
Metal: Silver
Circulated: 55,206
Proof: 50-60

1892 Shiling

Coin stats:
1892 2 ½ SHILLINGS/ 2/6

Year: 1892
Metal: Silver
Circulated: 16,300
Proof: 50-60

1892 Shiling

Coin stats:
5 SHILLINGS/ 5/- DOUBLE SHAFT

Year: 1892
Metal: Silver
Circulated: 4,327
Proof: 25-30

1892 Shiling

Coin stats:
5 SHILLINGS/ 5/ - SINGLE SHAFT

Year: 1892
Metal: Silver
Circulated: 14,000
Proof: 25-30

Beware of altered double shaft (single to double).

1892 Half Pound

Coin stats:
HALF POND/ £1/2 DOUBLE SHAFT

Year: 1892
Metal: Gold
Circulated: 10,150
Proof: 20-25

1892 One Pound

Coin stats:
POND / £1 DOUBLE SHAFT

Year: 1892
Metal: Gold
Circulated: 15,650
Proof: 10-12

1892 One Pound

Coin stats:
EEN POND/ £1 SINGLE SHAFT

Year: 1892
Metal: Gold
Circulated: 10,150
Proof: 20-25

Forgeries

1892 Two Variety

Part of top loop of 9 is missing at 7o’clock. Final upstroke at bottom of two is irregular.

1892 1892 Wagon Variety

Uncirculated condition, but flat strike and field is too good for the design. Coin appears to have been reproduced from a VG/F coin. Wagon and anchor not distinct.

NB: Although the single shaft is correct and the double shaft incorrect, the single is scarcer than the double shaft. Beware of double changed to single. Shaft of single shaft is must be in the centre of the wagon. Front wheel is smaller than the back wheel.

1892 PROOF COINAGE

The proof coins with their mirror-like surface are clearly distinguishable from normal issue coins. Some are more problematic and additional information is listed on those:

POND – DOUBLE SHAFT (10-12)

There are some particularly good strikings of the Pond on semi-proof blanks. The lettering on these coins is also proof-like. The test here is that the fields, although much brighter than ordinary circulation issue coins, are not as mirror-like as on the proof coin.

HALF POND – DOUBLE SHAFT (20-25)

The mirror-like field and frosted design of the proof half pond is such that there is absolutely no mistaking it as a proof.

FIVE SHILLINGS – DOUBLE SHAFT (25-30)

Letters are crisp and fields are mirror-like. Crispness means the sharpness on either side of each letter similar to the blade of an ice-skate. Proof-like coins are similar to Special Select and fields not quite as bright as proof.

HALF CROWN (50-60)

Letters are crisp and fields are mirror-like.

TWO SHILLINGS (50-60)

Letters are crisp and fields are mirror-like.

SHILLING (40-50)

Letters are crisp and fields are mirror-like.

SIXPENCE (40-50)

Letters are crisp and fields are mirror-like.

TICKEY (35-40)

Letters are crisp and fields are mirror-like.

PENNY (10-12)

Choice uncirculated pennies of 1892 are generally so well struck that they are sometimes taken for proof coins. The features and differences between Proof and Uncirculated pennies are mainly:

REVERSE:

Sharpness of the lettering. The letters on the proof coin, like on most other Kruger proofs, are extremely sharp. In fact, a cross section of the letter would look like the bottom of an ice-skate, viz. two sharp edges on either side of the letter with a very slight concave indentation between these two edges. Sharpness of the rim. The full stop on the proof coin appears to be smaller than the UNC coin.

OBVERSE:

Again the first test is the sharpness and shape of the letters. The stars of the proof coin are absolutely perfect, with no waivering of the metal at the points, as sis the case with nearly all the uncirculated coins. The sharpness of the edge of the coin is the next text. The ribs of the wagon are more pronounced and the scrolls on the shield look clearer on the proof
coin.

Did you know

The 1898 Single “9” is the most important African coin. Sold by South Cape Coins.

Understanding "No Grade"

Don't get caught out!

A guide to the states of condition that can cause a coin to be rejected for NGC certification.

Subscribe to our Newsletter