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Which SA Coins have the Lowest Mintage Figures and are the Most Difficult to Source?

One of our fans wanted to know which rare South African coins are the most difficult to source, and which have the lowest mintage figures. We thought we’d turn it into a blog post so everyone can benefit from the information.

Recently, we were asked a question through the comments on our wall. One of our fans wanted to know which rare South African coins are the most difficult to source, and which have the lowest mintage figures.
We thought the best way to do this would be to put it in list form, so here it is.

Rare South African Coins with the Lowest Mintage Figures

DATE   DENOMINATION   MINTAGE
1928 Sovereign Proof –  1
1900 ½ Pond – Blank –  Two known
1926 Quarter Penny –  16
1931 Tickey –  128
1899 99 Overstamp –  130
1874 Burgers Pond Course Beard –  142
1898 Sammy Marks Tickey –  215
1902 Veld Pond –  500-600
1874 Burgers Pond Fine Beard –  695
1924 Sovereign –  3184
1892 5 Shilling Double Shaft –  4327
1959 5 Shilling –  6139

Most Difficult Rare Coins to Source

DATE DENOMINATION
1874 Burgers Pond Course Beard
1874 Burgers Pond Fine Beard
1898 Tickey Sammy Marks
1899 99 Overstamp
1902 Veld Pond
1892 Pond – Single Shaft
1892 5 Shilling – Double Shaft
1893 Half Pond
1900 ½ Pond – Blank
1924 Sovereign
1926 Quarter Penny
1928 Sovereign – Proof
1931 Tickey
1959 5 Shilling
1893 1 Shilling
1893 2 Shilling
1893 2 ½ Shilling
1895 2 Shilling
1895 2 ½ Shilling
1895 Pond
1896 1 Shilling
1900 Pond (without rim)
1923-1946 Proof sets

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