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Z.A. Republic: Boer War: Engraved Penny / War Market

Z.A. Republic: Boer War: Engraved Penny / War MarketZ.A. Republic: Boer War: Engraved Penny / War Market
Form: Circular. Made from a ZAR Penny.
By: Otto Schultz (Obv) / Rev (?)
Date: 1899 (?)
Ref:  Laidlaw: 0516;
Variations:
SizeMetalMassValue
30.9 mmBronze8.7 gm$25

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: Obverse of a Z.A.R. Penny. Bareheaded bust of Paul Kruger, left. Legend: "ZUID AFRIK. REPUBLIEK". Roped border round the rim.

Reverse: Skimmed by rotary machine, then engraved across: "S+A / WAR MARKET / THE CAKE / AND CAKES / A merry Xmas / & happy future (in an arc)".

Notes: Nothing is known about this engraved penny. Perhaps for fund raising in the Transvaal Republic during December 1899.