RSA (Pre-1994): Founding of the Cape Mint

RSA (Pre-1994): Founding of the Cape MintRSA (Pre-1994): Founding of the Cape Mint
Form: Circular. Proof-like. Bonded lug for suspension
By: Cape Mint
Date: 1957
Ref:  Laidlaw: 0690;
38.2 mmGold Plated BrassGold Plated Brass$8

Edge: Plain. Impressed: "BRASS GOLD PLATED".

Obverse: The Cape Mint building against the background of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head. Superimposed on the left, barehead of Pagliari in spectacles, left. Above: "ESTABLISHED 1957" and below: "M.PAGLIARI(PTY) LTD. / CAPE TOWN:.

Reverse: Coat of arms of Cape Town with supporters Hope and anchor (left) and lion (right) with motto: “SPIES BONA”. Legend above: “CAPE TOWN” and below between ornate stops: “KAAPSTAD”. The field is striated with fine lines which radiate to the rim.

Notes: The Pagliari Group of companies was founded in 1957 by Mauro Pagliari. The Cape Mint (Pty) Ltd is a subsidiary company and manufactures quality coins and medals.

The 21st anniversary medal of the Cape Mint (Laidlaw 737) has the same obverse design.