Summary

2 Shillings, Issued by Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, South Africa, 1892
Minted by National Bank of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek Pretoria Mint

Obverse Description

Draped bust of Paulus Kruger facing left (no legend)

Reverse Description

Arms of the Republic in a circular frame (the wagon has a single shaft); around above, ZUID AFRIK. REPUB. 1892; around below, * 2 SHILLINGS *

Edge Description

Milled

Significance

The first issue of ZAR coins was struck in Berlin in order that they would be available in South Africa in time for Presidential elections in 1892. However the German engraver depicted the incorrect form of wagon in the arms on the reverse, the correct form had a single shaft and larger back wheels than those on the front. The National Bank of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek established its own mint on 6 July 1892 and corrected this error, striking coins like this example with a single shaft and larger back wheels.

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