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1874 Kruger Pond Single Shaft Fine Beard graded AU58 by PCGS. Slight wear on the highest points of the design. Full details. Part of the Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek Coins of the era.
Minted in 1874, the Coarse Beard Burgers Pond has become somewhat of a legend in the world coin community. After the initial 695 Fine Beard coins were minted, the first coins ever minted to be used in the Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek, Thomas François Burgers, the fourth president of the ZAR, ordered an additional 142 coins. Unfortunately, the minting die broke and a new one had to be made. However, the details of the initial die could not be replicated, leaving President Burgers’ beard coarser than the original. This is one of the rarest coins in the world.