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¼ 'Penny' Griqua Town

Features

Country South Africa - Pre-Union
Type Token
Years 1814-1816
Value 1/4 'Penny' (0.0025)
Composition Copper
Weight 3.63 g
Diameter 20.76 mm
Thickness 1.33 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References X# Tn1, Hern# GT4
Unusual World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Hern's Handbook on South African Coins and Patterns
by Brian Hern
(JD Numismatic Corporation)

Obverse

Emblem of the London Missionary Society, a dove flying with an olive branch in its beak

Engraver: Thomas Halliday

Thomas Halliday (c.1780–c.1854) was an English coin and medal engraver, associated with the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.

Reverse

Denomination centrally with legend above and below

Lettering:
GRIQUA
1/4
TOWN (inverted)

Engraver: Thomas Halliday

Thomas Halliday (c.1780–c.1854) was an English coin and medal engraver, associated with the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.

Edge

Reeded almost vertically

Comments

These coins were first used by the Griqua people in the Klaarwater district near Kimberley and did not circulate for more than two years before being withdrawn and smelted. This is thought to be the first series of coins minted for, and used by a South African people.

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ND (1814-1816) 

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