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South Africa | 1956 Proof "Long" Set

Set Type: 1956 Proof Set
Owner: Mi§ål's
Last Modified: 11/24/2020
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Rank: 1
Score: 3541
Leading by: 445
Points to Higher Rank: N/A
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Set Description:

This particular "Long" set was purchased at auction and I was immediately drawn to the ½ & 1 Gold £ specimens, mostly to fulfill my S.A. registry. The set was purchased 'RAW' in its original S.A.M. box. I am fairly confident these coins sat dormant somewhere for almost 64 years in a safe and never saw the light of day. The ½ & 1 £ Gold coins graded PF68CAMEO & PF69 respectively; they are in fact the Top Population of the 1956 Proofs. Initially I had no intention to have the remainder of the set graded, until after a while I decided to have them conserved. Not all the coins received conservation by NCS. The Shillings in the set do not appear to have received conservation due to their heavy toning. The Coppers however did, and the ¼ & ½ Penny also graded extremely well and received a Top Population. The remainder of the coins were just a mere grade shy of also receiving Top Population. Truly a remarkable set IMHO.

My favorite of the set is definitely the four "Top-Pops."

¼ Penny PF68RD & ½ Penny PF68RD CAMEO | are "top-pops", any copper this old that remains in RD is always an achievement, not to mention with a CAMEO or PF68 grade to-boot.

1 Penny PF66RD CAMEO | whilst not receiving a "top-pop" this coin is still a wonder. In Red 'RD' and in CAMEO in PF66 is still quite rare.

Gold ½ Pound in PF68CAMEO | That blazer Cameo is extraordinary! Top Population with it being 1 of 3. This one is a stunner.

Gold 1£ in in PF69 is a unicorn. To date, (11/2020) a total of (all years) 901 S.A. Gold 1£ have been graded by NGC,
with only 2 achieving this coveted grade. That is only .2% (or 1/5 of 1%) of all the graded coins achieving the
PF69 grade. Remember, the mintage of this 1956 Gold 1£ is only 508 specimens, the coin is 65 years old. Remarkable!

NGC & NCS did an amazing job with these coins !
 Slot DescriptionGradeServiceScore
View Coin 1/4 PENNY PF 68 RD NGC 94
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View Coin 1/2 PENNY PF 68 RD CAMEO NGC 102
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View Coin 3 PENCE PF 67 NGC 32
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View Coin 6 PENCE PF 66 NGC 37
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View Coin SHILLING PF 67 NGC 72
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View Coin 2 SHILLINGS PF 66 NGC 81
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View Coin 2 1/2 SHILLINGS PF 66 NGC 94
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View Coin 5 SHILLINGS PF 67 NGC 292
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View Coin 1/2 POUND PF 68 CAMEO NGC 800
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