Sammy Marks Tickey

 
Year:
1898

Coin:
Sammy Marks Tickey

Diameter:
16,3mm

Mass:
2,611 grammes

Edge:
Plain

Designer:
Otto Schultz

Metal Content:
Gold 916,67 / Copper 83,33

Mintage Figure:
215
 

Obverse

Design:
President Kruger

Inscription:
None

Remarks:
This is the Sammy Marks gold tickey. It is not legal tender, but because it was struck from official dies it is regarded as part of the Z.A.R. series. No 1898 silver tickeys were struck.
 

Reverse

Design:
Laurel wreath around the date and the figure 3

Inscription:
Z.A.R. 18398

Remarks:
N/A
 

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A Brief History

In 1898 President Kruger allowed Samuel Marks, a mining magnate, the run of the mint for the day in appreciation of services rendered to the republic. He minted 215 tickeys in gold from the 1898 3D dies. They are not considered as legal tender but a type and did not circulate. However it is regarded as part of the ZAR series by South African numismatists. A considerable percentage of these were mounted which reduced their value significantly.

At the time, the cost of these coins was about 65¢ each. In 1961, coins in UNC state had escalated to R400 each and in 1973 they cost about R2 000-00

 

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