1892 South African Proof Pond coin - the finest known - is for sale at HA.com



2015-06-26 12:40:24

1892 South African Proof Pond coin - the finest known - is for sale at HA.com

HA.com's auction features the 1892 South African Proof Pond coin from the Orange River Collection

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A simply magnificent 1892 South African Republic gold Proof Pond, PR65 NGC the best of just 10 like pieces known to have been minted is expected to bring $300,000 or more as one of the principal highlights of Heritage's January 2-3, 2012 World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction.

The sale is an official auction of the New York International Numismatics Convention (NYINC), taking place at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.

This marvellous proof Pond, from The Orange River Collection, is an especially well-preserved piece of this fabled mintage.

It's also the finest possible rendering of the artist's original conception for the coinage. There's no doubt that this is one of the most important of all classic South African coins and just a truly superlative rarity.

1892 gold proof pond South African coin The 'Orange River Collection' 1892 gold proof pond South African coin

This gathering of more than 5,200 lots is a showcase of important coins from all over the world and is specifically designed to appeal to all levels of collectors. This deep auction is an appropriate follow-up to our successful Long Beach event last September.

Collectors can find coins from every corner of the globe in this auction, across a wide variety of price points. The Orange River Collection is the centrepiece of an exciting section of South Africa coinage.

It is a small but superb group of 18 coins that includes the Proof Pond, as well as an 1892 Proof 1/2 Pond PR64 Cameo NGC, also included from South Africa are both varieties of the 1874 Burgers Pond (AU55 Coarse Beard and MS64 Fine Beard), a triple offering of the 1892 Proof Crown, plus many other highlights.

Watch this space for more news from this exciting auction.

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