History/Background Information: Described by Hern as salesman samples, most likely struck to solicit business as patterns for coinage to be used at the Cape of Good Hope. Dated 1889 and struck in copper-nickel. Exceptionally rare with only an estimated 20 pieces made.
Certification: NGC Proof AU Details
Condition Notes: An impressive rendering of this exceedingly rare pattern piece. Unfortunately corroded at some point in its 120+ year history. Long horn variety.
Mintage: 20 (Estimated)
Reference: Hern C3