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Strachan and Co - complete set - 16 coins with finest MH 6d (near Unc)
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Strachan and Co - complete set - 16 coins with finest MH 6d (near Unc)


Complete set of South Africa's first widely circulating indigenous currency - the Strachan and Co currency tokens

First issued circa 1874 the S&Co served as the coinage of the Griqua people and other African tribes in East Griqualand for nearly sixty years before being outlawed in 1932.

The 6d MH still has some of the original lustre.. seen as light in the photo

The Griqua Government under Adam Kok III recognised these coins as circulating currency - as did the Standard Bank in Kokstad in the late 1870s.

They continued to be used by the indigeous people in trade and even payment of fines* into the 1900s in regions like Umzimkulu. (*Source Judge Tom Mullins who, as the then Magistrate at Ixopo in the late 1930s bought about 30 S&Co pieces from the court's archives)

The rare MH set includes this 6d featured at the top which is near UNC and one of the finest of its type in existence today.

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Hi. R8000. Immediate payment??? - Asked by Discreet User
06 May 22:29 

The reserve on this item is R12,000 no lower.

This is the last time it is listed on BoB before the set will be sold on eBay with a reserve of $2,000 (ie well over R12,000).

This is not a fire sale

12 May 00:47 
Best price to close all 4 auctions?
UPDATED: 07 May 16:06
UPDATED: 07 May 16:21
will arrange fedex to collect
UPDATED: 07 May 18:22
Okay heres a deal for you maybe suits you better...

1 x kg Silver Bar
And 1 x 1oz Proof Gold 24 Carat Sealed - Burj Khalifa - Worlds Tallest Building - Coin cost me R18000-00

If keen can we do a deal and I can ship Fedex and you also Fedex with my account - we will pay shipping :)
UPDATED: 09 May 00:09
okay if does not sell let us know and can maybe do trade for silver or bullion??? - Asked by Discreet User
06 May 23:10 
15% off and free registered airmail postage

ie R41,000 less 15% = R34,850
UPDATED: 07 May 20:36
NO, will sell on eBay
UPDATED: 09 May 00:27
If we do gold bullion as far as possible at the gold price set on a day in the next week on the agreed value of R34,850 for the four lots - with any oustanding balance made up in silver bullion - then you have a deal IF any of the items do not sell before close of the auctions. This will minimise postage costs. Registered airmail postage of the bullion to Australia at your cost - and if you want to use Fed Ex - for the coins back to you that is at your cost
07 May 03:16 
A really great set of tokens. - Asked by Discreet User
29 Apr 05:15 

and the last time they are being offered on BoB
29 Apr 07:56