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South Africa 2 Shillings 1892 to 1897

 Date: 1895 
 Mint mark: not apparent 
 Size: medium 
 Description from requester: 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. 
 [Request 6680 received from Oliver Philp, Friday, 28-Jan-2011, answered by Chris] 
 [Reviewed by Chris, appraisal OK, Thursday, 10-Oct-2013] 

South Africa 2 Shillings 1892 to 1897 | africa 2 south wagon lion anchor coat man star circle starburst beard hair facial shield king light zar zuid kruger 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

Tags: africa 2 south wagon lion anchor coat man star circle starburst beard hair facial shield king light zar zuid kruger i paul bust inner obverse afrikaanshe afrik afrique shilling ostafricanische afrikaans africaanshe ostafrikanische afrikaansche suid afrika ziud africaine ostafrika african tiger lions mans circles shiled male circal bearded crrcle shileld rings crests hairline shied arms circlet crest cicurling insignia chevrons creast circlr starrs goty sheild circling boy stars circular circel shields cirlces shelid ringed tee circled kings coats goatee ashield burst ring cirle gotee escucheon cirlce shild tone pavlvs dark paulus anverse stain paolo republic shillings schillings scilling republicas repcblique reipvblicae replucique republik repubblica repub republique replublica repbulique repvblique repvblica republka staining repbublic darker rupublica toning republika repvbblica republiek stained rebublique reublico republica toned republiove

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