A Brief History
In 1899 the Kruger Pond/Pound dies were intercepted by the British in Lourenzo Marques. To mark the wartime re-opening of the mint it was decided to overstamp 1898 ponds with a 99 overstamp below Krugers bust. The first coin to be processed was stamped with a single 9. It was then decided to stamp another 130 of the 1898 ponde with a smaller pair of nines. These coins are known as the ’99 overstamps’. The 130 ponde were struck with a smaller punch – the 9 measuring about 1.1mm. These coins are exceptionally rare.
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Understanding "No Grade"
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A guide to the states of condition that can cause a coin to be rejected for NGC certification.