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  • GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE MEDALLIONS – UNVEILING OF PAUL KRUGER STATUE IN PRETORIA – AFRIKAANS – SA MINT : POA

    This fantastic three-coin collectable 1954 Paul Kruger commemorative set was produced to commemorate unveiling of the Paul Kruger statue in 1954.

     

    The set consists of one 9ct gold coin, one sterling silver coin, and one bronze coin.

     

    The History:

    The Kruger statue was a gift to the city of Pretoria from the Jewish financier Sammy Marks. It was sculpted by Anton van Wouw in 1898 and cast in bronze in Europe. The intention was to mount the statue in Church Square and a plinth had been constructed there for that purpose. Unfortunately, because of the war, the arrival of the statue was delayed, and a fountain was constructed on the plinth instead. When the statue finally arrived, it was positioned in front of Princes Park. Later it was moved to Pretorias railway station when that building was constructed in 1910. Finally, fifty years after Krugers death, it was moved to its originally intended location in Church Square. Prime Minister D.F. Malan unveiled the statue on 11th October 1954.

  • 2004 Krugerrand Launch 100 Year Commemorative Set with Crystal Kruger Portrait: POA

     

    1 oz GOLD PROOF LAUNCH SET
    1904 – 2004 100 YEAR COMMEMORATIVE

    LOW MINTAGE  – only  299 sets worldwide

    P.O.A

    THIS SET INCLUDES:

    THE 2004 GOLD 1oz KRUGERRAND WITH A MINT MARK OF PAUL KRUGER’S
    SIGNATURE

    2004 Silver Medallion

    Crystal Laser Portrait of Paul Kruger

    Details:

    2004 Gold Krugerrand: Weight: 33.930gr

    2004 Silver Medallion: Weight: 15.000 gr

    Description:

    Paul Kruger Died in 1904 and the 2004 Krugerrand commemorates his death by a hundred year issue in this set, with the mintmark of the Statesman’s signature on the 1oz.

    Paul Kruger was responsible for the introduction of Africa’s first legal coinage on which the present day Krugerrand is based.

    Paul Kruger, a resilient and resourceful leader, was elected president of the then ZUID AFRIKAANSCHE REPUBLIEK ( South African Republic )in 1883, and was re-elected in 1888, 1893 and 1898. The Republic was situated in the old Transvaal area (today called Gauteng) and the Witwatersrand is located in this region. The discovery of this rich main reef in 1886 changed the history of South Africa by introducing an era of unprecedented expansion with many opportunities.  People came from all over the world in search of gold and riches, and to work in the mines established from these discoveries.

    Included in this special launch set is a silver medallion which is a replica of the Funeral Medal commemorating Paul Kruger’s death. The medal was issued in South Africa in December 1904. It is also relevant that the chosen mintmark  on the 2004 Krugerrand depicts the signature of this well know and feared Boer statesman