¼ 'Penny' Griqua Town
|Country||South Africa - Pre-Union|
|Value||1/4 'Penny' (0.0025)|
|References||X# Tn1, Hern# GT4
Unusual World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
Hern's Handbook on South African Coins and Patterns
by Brian Hern
(JD Numismatic Corporation)
Emblem of the London Missionary Society, a dove flying with an olive branch in its beak
Denomination centrally with legend above and below
Reeded almost vertically
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the Griqua people in the Klaarwater district near Kimberley and did not circulate for more than two years before being withdrawn and smelted.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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