Flea market finds

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by goossen, Nov 26, 2020.

  1. goossen

    goossen Senior Member

    Picked up these some time ago from our local flea market. They are pretty common, but still, I love all my coins equally :)
    Country South Africa
    KM# 65.2
    Denomination 1 Cent
    Year 1966
    Material Bronze
    Weight 3 g
    Diameter 19.05 mm
    Thickness 1.57 mm
    Edge Reeded coarsely
    Mintage 50,157,000

    Country South Africa
    KM# 66.2
    Denomination 2 Cents
    Year 1965
    Material Bronze
    Weight 4 g
    Diameter 22.45 mm
    Thickness 1.71 mm
    Edge Reeded coarsely
    Mintage 29,887,000

    The portrait you see on the obverse is of Jan van Riebeeck (21 April 1619 – 18 January 1677). He was a Dutch navigator and colonial administrator who arrived in Cape Town in what then became the Dutch Cape Colony of the Dutch East India Company.

    Jan van Riebeeck is of cultural and historical significance to South Africa. Many of the Afrikaner population (descendants of Dutch settlers first arriving at the Cape of Good Hope in the 17th and 18th centuries) view him as the founding father of their nation.
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  3. Silverpop

    Silverpop Well-Known Member

    very nice pick ups
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  4. happy_collector

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  5. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else

    Very nice. I got these from a client who sold her apartment here in Spain and moved back to S Africa
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  6. Joshua Lemons

    Joshua Lemons Well-Known Member

    Nice coins. I like common coins as they are often the work horses of transactions. I live holding a coin and imagining how it was spent and who held it.
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