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    George VI Proof Set 1937, KM PS12: a 1/4 Penny, PF64 BN; a 1/2 Penny, a PF63 BN; a Penny, PF63 BN; Threepence, PF62; a Sixpence, PF65; a Shilling, PF63; a 2 Shillings, PF63; and a 2 1/2 Shillings, PF63. All NGC graded with the original mint box which is inscribed "First South African Coinage of H.M. KING GEORGE VI, Royal Mint, Pretoria". As with many of the South African Proof coins, these have been lightly lacquered at the time of striking, and during the past 80 years, the lacquer has deteriorated somewhat, leaving some toning spots. We believe that the grading service downgraded these coin because of the uneven tone. The copper coins are bronzed, as issued, and mark-free. These original cases are a wonderful testament to the respect that these early proof sets garnered. It would be interesting to know why the South African Mint produced these sets, while very few other world mints didn't.

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    September, 2008
    18th-21st Thursday-Sunday
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