3 Penny South Africa Silver Paul Kruger (1825 - 1904)

Metal:
State:
South Africa             
Issue year(s):
1896

Catalog reference:


1896, South African Republic (ZAR). Tiny Silver 3 Pence Coin.

Mint Year: 1896
Reference: KM-3.
Denomination: 3 Pence
Diameter: 16mm
Material: Silver
Weight: 1.39gm

Obverse: Bearded bust of Paul Kruger as President left.

Reverse: Value (6), splitting date (18-96). Initials (Z.A.R. - Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek) above. All within wreath.

On 17 January 1852 the United Kingdom, ruler of the Cape Colony, approved the independence of the South African Republic in the Sand River Convention. “Eendragt maakt magt” was the motto on the new state’s shield and in 1888 it decided it should only use Dutch as its official language.

The South African Republic (Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, or ZAR), often informally known as the Transvaal Republic, was an independent Boer-ruled country in Southern Africa during the second half of the 19th century. Not to be confused with the present-day Republic of South Africa, it occupied the area later known as the South African province of Transvaal. The ZAR was established in 1852, and was independent from 1856 to 1877, then again from 1881 to 1900 after the First Boer War, in which the Boers regained their independence from the British Empire.

In 1900 the ZAR was annexed by the United Kingdom during the Second Boer War although the official surrender of the territory only took place at the end of the war, on 31 May 1902. In 1910 it became the Transvaal Province of the Union of South Africa.

The first president of the South African Republic was Marthinus Wessel Pretorius, elected in 1857, son of the famous Voortrekker leader Andries Pretorius, who commanded the Boers to Victory at the Battle of Blood River.

The capital was established at Pretoria (founded 1855), though for a brief period Potchefstroom served as the seat of government. The parliament, the Volksraad, had 24 members.

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Posted by: anonymous  2016-05-16
1896, South African Republic (ZAR). Tiny Silver 3 Pence Coin. aXF! Mint Year: 1896 Reference: KM-3. Condition: About XF! Denomination: 3 Pence Diameter: 16mm Material: Silver Weight: 1.39gm Obverse: Bearded bust of Paul Kruger as President left. Reverse: Value (6), splitting ...

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Posted by: Helen  2011-02-09
Silver South Africa. 3 Pence, 1892. KM-3. Zar. Sharply struck with a partial wire rim and deep mirror fields. Only a few very light hairlines hidden under the toning. Only an estimated 35-40 Proofs are known. PCGS graded Proof 62.

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-04-30
1892,SOUTH AFRICA. 3 Pence, 1892. PCGS MS-63 Secure Holder.KM-3. Nice strike. Mottled toning which deepens towards the periphery.PCGS#: 560631Pedigree: From the Demarete Collection.

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-08-26
World Coins and Medals. South Africa, ZAR, Kruger, proof 3 pence, 1892, bust l., rev. value and date within wreath (KM.3), in plastic holder, graded by PCGS as PR64 £5000-5500

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Posted by: gcoins  2010-08-24
ЮАР 3 пенса (1897 г.) Серебро Номер по Краузе КМ#3, 925-я проба, 1,4138 г.

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Posted by: anonymous  2019-05-08
Südafrika. Südafrikanische Republik 1837-1901. 3 Pence 1896. K.M. 3. Winzige Randfehler, Vorzüglich - Stempelglanz
1804 Draped Bust Half Cent, Crosslet 4, Stems, C-10
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1804 Draped Bust Half Cent, Crosslet 4, Stems, C-10
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