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South Africa George VI 1952 Proof set.

South Africa, George VI, 11-piece 1952 Proof set, gold Pond and Halfpond, silver Crown to Threepence, copper Penny to Farthing, in original Pretoria Mint case of issue (KM PS24). Mint state, a magnificent example.

Provenance:
Ex W V R Baldwin collection

The set was purchased directly from the Pretoria Mint in February 1953 by W V R Baldwin of A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd, and formed part of his extensive South Africa collection. In 1967, on W V R Baldwin's death, the collection was bought by the company from his widow and lay untouched until 2017 when it was offered for sale by auction. A number of the coins and medals in the collection had notes accompanying them which read "Take home to compare with my own" suggesting that W V R Baldwin systematically upgraded the coins and medals in his collection whenever better examples were available. This in turn suggests that the coins and medals he kept were the best examples he had been able to find which is particularly significant bearing in mind the truly astonishing number of coins the company acquired in its heyday.

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