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RSA (Pre-1994): Paul Kruger Z.A.R. Coinage Commemorative Token Set

RSA (Pre-1994): Paul Kruger Z.A.R. Coinage Commemorative Token SetRSA (Pre-1994): Paul Kruger Z.A.R. Coinage Commemorative Token Set
Form: Circular
By: Various SA Mint engravers / Gold Reef City Mint
Date: 1986, 1987, 1988.
Ref:  Laidlaw: 0653;
Variations:
SizeMetalMassValue
Same as CoinageProof-Like Aluminium AlloyLight Weight$100 (set in case)
Same as CoinageAluminium AlloyLight Weight$15 (set)

Edge: Upright reeded: Pond, ½ Pond, 5 Shillings, 2 ½ Shillings, 2 Shillings, Shilling & 6 Pence.
Plain: 3 Pence, Penny, ½ Penny & ¼ Penny.

Obverse: Within a beaded border round the rim, bust of Paul Kruger, three quarters left. Signed: “GR” on truncation.

Reverse: Within a beaded border round the rim, Legend above in ornate letters: "Gold Reef City" and below denomination and date between stars, position varies. In the centre, image of an animal:

(1) Pound: 22.0 mm. Giraffe
(2) Half Pound: 19.2 mm. Kudu
(3) 5 Shillings: 38.7 mm. Buffalo
(4) 2 ½ Shillings: 32.2 mm. Lion
(5) 2 Shillings: 28.3 mm. Elephant
(6) 1 Shilling: 23.6 mm. Cheetah
(7) 6 Pence: 19.2 mm. Springbok
(8) 3 Pence: 16.1 mm. Hippopotamus
(9) 1 Penny: 30.9 mm. Rhinoceros
(10) ½ Penny: 25.4 mm. Leopard
(11) ¼ Penny: 20.1 mm. Gemsbok

Notes: The proof-like set comes in the same blue case that was used by the SA Mint for the Union long proof set.

Gold Reef City Mint is a privately owned South African mint. Founded in 1986, it has been authorised by the SA Mint to produce certain South African coins under supervision. It is part of an entertainment park near Johannesburg with gold mining as the theme. These tokens were struck as a souvenir for visitors.