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Griquatown, South Africa, proof silver 10 pence, no date (struck 1815-16), diagonally reeded edge, r

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Griquatown, South Africa, proof silver 10 pence, no date (struck 1815-16), diagonally reeded edge, r
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Griquatown, South Africa, proof silver 10 pence, no date (struck 1815-16), diagonally reeded edge, rare, NGC PF 64, finest known in NGC census. Hern-GT1; KM-Tn5. Mirror surfaces with light steely toning over hairlined surfaces showing just a few light marks, the finest of seven in the NGC census (breaking the tie with a trio of MS 63's that were previously considered top grade). This piece and the next four lots represent proofs of the highly important official first coinage of South Africa, made for the London Mission Society's outpost of Griquatown (originally Klaarwater, now known today by its Afrikaans name, Griekwastad, founded in 1805), without denomination stated or documented but presumed to be in pence (also officially the first Christian missionary coinage made anywhere in the world). NGC #5901720-001.