Hi Gerhard, Please advise me why is the 1893 more than the 1892,as google stats shows there were more coins minted in 93 than in 92 as per list 55206, to 106956. Thanks.
Barend - Asked by Chibeps
21 Sep 02:49
Thanks for your enquiry. You are right. The 1892 mintage was 55206 and 93 was 106951 (according to Hern's handbook - South African Coins and Patterns). There are however more factors that drive the price/value of coins than just the mintage. Although more coins were minted in 93, it doesn't mean that more coins of 93 exists today - remember in those days the British went out of their way to prevent the ZAR to mint their own money. Coins, presses, dies or any equipment to mint coins were confiscated and destroyed. Although the mintage in 93 is about double of that of 92 (for 2 shillings) the Hern's handbook of 2010/2011 value a 92 VF (Very Fine) at R2500.00 and a 93 VF is valued at R18000.00. Hope that answers your question.
21 Sep 09:15