1989 Proposed R2 that was never minted!

1989 pat2

The proposed new Two Rand was designed with the Leopard reverse, but this was the animal used by the “Homeland” Bophutatswana and was rejected by the authorities for this reason, hence the current design was chosen. Two types exist for this pattern. One source quoted 15 being made, but the mint admits to 8 being in their vaults. So the number minted is very small!

Mr Hern says that he has seen a pair of these patterns, it was sold for R125000 each.
Pattern 1. No Scallops & with the designers initials, diameter 22.68mm.
1989 pat4
Pattern 2. With Scallops & no designers initials, diameter 22.8mm.
1989 pat5
The photo is of a trial piece of this pattern. It was struck on an old 20 cent blank.
1989 pat1989 pat3
obverse_medium_2795279-004_2015_3_17_10_29_15 Recently graded at NGC as PF64 Cameo!

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