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The ½ ponde (half pounds) were first minted in 1892 and as with all ZAR coins, portray the bust of Paul Kruger on the obverse (front) and the coat of arms of the ZAR on the reverse (back).

The ½ (half) Ponde as with the Een Ponde (1 pounds) were originally minted by the Kaiser mint in Germany and thus portrayed the incorrect coat of arms on the obverse of the coin, namely the double shaft or continental ox wagon.

 In 1893 most ½ (half) ponde were minted with the original 1892 dies and the dies were only changed much later in 1893. No records were kept on how many ½ Ponde were minted using the

1893 ½ pond dies, although it is believed that very few 1893 ½ Ponde were actually minted.

The 1893 ½ (half) Pond is the rarest and scarcest, of the ZAR ½ Ponde and remains one of the most highly sought after numismatics in the world. When one looks at the amount of  1893

½ ponde which have been graded, it can be seen just how few of these coins have survived the years, as a total of only 91 coins  have been graded by either PCGS , NGC or SANGS.  

ZAR or Kruger ½ (half) ponde were only minted up to and including 1897. The table below illustrates ZAR half (½) pond mintages.



ZAR

½ PONDE

HALF POND MINTAGES

DESCRIPTION

MINTAGE  

GRADED

INDICATION PRICE

AVAILABLE

1892 ½ Pond DS Proof

±20



0

1892 ½ Pond

10,150



0

1893 ½ Pond

Unknown



0

1893 1/2 Pond

Unknown



1

1894 ½ Pond

39,187



0

1895 ½ Pond

134,974



0

1896 ½ Pond

103,600



0

1897 ½ Pond

75,074



0

These are extremely rare and scarce coins but if they are not listed above, it does not mean that one cannot be located. Please click here to either purchase or request a price or request us to locate one of these highly prized ZAR coins