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.
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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