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1893 – 1900 HALF POND
AND 2019 1/10oz KRUGERRAND
LIMITED EDITION: 233
Included in this set is a 2019 1/10oz proof quality
Krugerrand with a privy mark of the lost hoard logo along
with an 1893-1900 ‘Lost Hoard’ Kruger Half Pond. This set
also includes a Lost Hoard booklet written by South
African numismatist, Professor Francois Malan and a
replica of the original money bag in which the coins
remained hidden for more than a century.
- As one of the rarest, most enchanting products in
numismatic history, the origin of the ‘Kruger Millions’
legend dates back to 1902, when calculations by the
Transvaal Chamber of Mines indicated that a substantial
portion of the gold mined during the early part of the
Boer War could not be accounted for.
- The appeal of the missing gold makes the recent
discovery of a large parcel of the Kruger pond a
significant find, and one that many a numismatist or
collector would treasure.
- Named ‘the Lost Hoard’ by the numismatic community,
this discovery was stored in the Netherlands during the
early 20th century, and then transferred to Switzerland
before the Second World War (1939-1945)for safekeeping.
It remained in a Swiss vault for decades, until it was
recently sold at an auction.
- Now in the possession of the South African Mint, each of
the 910 coins have been individually graded, certified and
slabbed, and their authenticity independently verified and
graded. The certification confirms the authenticity, legal
tender status (1893-1900) as well as the correct weight of
each individual coin.