History/Background Information: A scarce 1/2 Pond struck for the ZAR in the year 1894. Short lived series issued between 1892 and 1897. Struck to the same specifications as the British Half Sovereign.
Certification: NGC MS61 (Choice Mint State)
Condition Notes: A superb coin in highly coveted mint state condition. The first that I have handled and one of the most attractive half ponde that I've seen. Soaked in lustre, superbly struck with bold definition and a striking yellow-gold colour. A mere 22 coins have achieved mint state reflecting the scarcity of this coin in top condition.
Mintage: 39 187
POP Statistics: 9 in MS61 with only 13 coins better (NGC Stats)
Reference: Hern Z40