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South Africa 2 Shillings  1892 to 1897
South Africa 2 Shillings 1892 to 1897

Nice coin, Oliver! You mention that your coin may be in VF, or Very Fine, condition. This is one of a bunch of numismatic (coin collector) terms used to describe the amount of wear on a coin. On this CoinQuest forum we only give ballpark values, so we steer clear of technical numismatic grading. However, when we say 'average circulated' on CoinQuest, we really mean 'Very Fine.' The coin in our picture grades about VF, or maybe a tad lower.

As to value of this short series of silver coins, there are marked distinctions that depend on dates. The tables below show approximate catalog value for various amounts of wear. Use our Important Terminology page to properly interpret these catalog values.

COINS DATED 1892, 1896, and 1897
worn: $8 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $12
well preserved: $50
fully uncirculated: $80
an 1892 coin in fully uncirculated condition catalog for $350, much more than the 1896 and 1897 dates (shown above at $80)

COINS DATED 1893, 1894, and 1895
worn: $8 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $100
well preserved: $450
fully uncirculated: $800

Coin: 6680 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Oliver Philp, Fri, 28-Jan-2011 17:17:33 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Thu, 10-Oct-2013 02:07:10 GMT
Reviewed by Chris, appraisal OK, Thu, 10-Oct-2013 02:07:10 GMT
Requester description: 1895 Reverse: Inscription around outer edge reads 'ZUID AFRIK. REPUB. 1895 * 2 SHILLINGS * ', inner shows the ZAR coat of arms. Darker around outer rim, staining or toning? Obverse: Bust of Paul Kruger, facing left. Light scratches visible under magnification. I have been told that the condition could be VF.
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