Advertisement

South Africa (Griquatown) Penny  1890
South Africa (Griquatown) Penny 1890

The London Missionary Society established a station and colony in the South African city known as Girquatown. The dove on the back of this coin is the society's emblem. The coin is actually a 'pattern' coin produced as a trial piece, but never entered into circulation. There is a good write-up on these coins at TokenCoins.com [PRESS HERE].

As to value, these coin show up at auction from time to time and we have compiled results from those auctions to provide these approximate catalog values:

worn: $200 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $600
well preserved: $1500
fully uncirculated: $2500

The coin in our picture comes from Heritage Auctions. It has dazzling red surfaces with zero wear and sold during a 2016 auction for $2800. CoinQuest thanks Heritage for use of their coin photo. It is a beauty!

If you have a nice-looking example of this coin, DO NOT CLEAN IT (cleaning ruins value), and seek information from a professional numismatic dealer. You can find top-notch coin dealers at PNG Dealers.

Coin: 21029 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Frodo, Mon, 25-Apr-2016 19:47:40 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 25-Apr-2016 23:52:24 GMT
Requester description: Victoria young head on one side, a flying bird on the other Griqua Town 1890
Victoria D: G: BRITTANIAR: REG: F: D:
Tags: south africa griquatown penny cent suid ziud africano african afrikaanshe afrikaans africaine ostafrika afrika ostafricanische africaanshe afrik afrikaansche ostafrikanische afrique griqua peny cents pennys pennies town city victoria brittaniar britainniar reg cities victoriad viktoria victotia vicoria britanniar brittanniar btritannair young head one bird ones

  

Advertisement

Advertisement

Copyright 2009 to 2016 CoinQuest.com
all rights reserved.
Tue, 06-Dec-2016 00:45:32 GMT, unknown: 10998296