February 24, 2023
1896 SOUTH AFRICA President Johannes Paul Kruger Silver 2 1/2 Shillg Coin i98169
Item: i98169 Authentic Coin of. Under Johannes Paul Kruger – President: 9 May 1883 – 31 May 1902 1896 Silver 2 1/2 Shillings 32.3mm (14.13 grams) 0.925 Silver 0.4205 oz. 2½ SHILLINGS 1892 EENDRAGT MAAKT MAGT, Arms of the South African Republic. Stephanus Johannes Paulus ” Paul ” Kruger (10 October 1825 – 14 July 1904) was one of the dominant political i98169 military figures in 19th-century South Africa, i98169 President of the South African Republic (or Transvaal) from 1883 to 1900. He has been called a personification of Afrikanerdom, i98169 remains a controversial i98169 divisive figure; admirers venerate him as a tragic folk hero, i98169 critics view him as the obstinate guardian of an unjust cause. Born near the eastern edge of the Cape Colony, Kruger took part in the Great Trek as a child during the late 1830s. He had almost no education apart from the Bible, i98169 through his interpretation believed the Earth was flat. A protégé of the Voortrekker leader i98169ries Pretorius, he witnessed the signing of the Si98169 River Convention with Britain in 1852 i98169 over the next decade played a prominent role in the forging of the South African Republic, leading its commi98169os i98169 resolving disputes between the rival Boer leaders i98169 factions. In 1863 he was elected Commi98169ant-General, a post he held for a decade before he resigned soon after the election of President Thomas François Burgers. Kruger was appointed Vice-President in March 1877, shortly before the South African Republic was annexed by Britain as the Transvaal. Over the next three years he headed two deputations to London to try to have this overturned. He became the leading figure in the movement to restore the South African Republic’s independence, culminating in the Boers’ victory in the First Boer War of 1880-81. Kruger served until 1883 as a member of an executive triumvirate, then was elected President. In 1884 he headed a third deputation that brokered the London Convention, under which Britain recognised the South African Republic as a fully independent state. The uitli98169er problem i98169 the associated tensions with Britain dominated Kruger’s attention for the rest of his presidency, to which he was re-elected in 1888, 1893 i98169 1898, i98169 led to the Jameson Raid of 1895-96 i98169 ultimately the Second Boer War. Kruger left for Europe as the war turned against the Boers in 1900 i98169 spent the rest of his life in exile, refusing to return home following the British victory. South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded on the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic i98169 Indian Oceans; on the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, i98169 Zimbabwe; i98169 on the east i98169 northeast by Mozambique i98169 Swazili98169; i98169 surrounds the kingdom of Lesotho. South Africa is the 25th-largest country in the world by li98169 area, i98169 with close to 56 million people, is the world’s 24th-most populous nation. It is the southernmost country on the mainli98169 of the Old World or the Eastern Hemisphere. About 80 percent of South Africans are of Sub-Saharan African ancestry, divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different Bantu languages, nine of which have official status. The remaining population consists of Africa’s largest communities of European (white), Asian (Indian), i98169 multiracial (coloured) ancestry. South Africa is a multiethnic society encompassing a wide variety of cultures, languages, i98169 religions. Its pluralistic makeup is reflected in the constitution’s recognition of 11 official languages, which is among the highest number of any country in the world. Two of these languages are of European origin: Afrikaans developed from Dutch i98169 serves as the first language of most white i98169 coloured South Africans; English reflects the legacy of British colonialism, i98169 is commonly used in public i98169 commercial life, though it is fourth-ranked as a spoken first language. The country is one of the few in Africa never to have had a coup d’état, i98169 regular elections have been held for almost a century. However, the vast majority of black South Africans were not enfranchised until 1994. During the 20th century, the black majority sought to recover its rights from the dominant white minority, with this struggle playing a large role in the country’s recent history i98169 politics. The National Party imposed apartheid in 1948, institutionalising previous racial segregation. After a long i98169 sometimes violent struggle by the African National Congress i98169 other anti-apartheid activists both inside i98169 outside the country, discriminatory laws began to be repealed or abolished from 1990 onwards. Since 1994, all ethnic i98169 linguistic groups have held political representation in the country’s democracy, which comprises a parliamentary republic i98169 nine provinces. South Africa is often referred to as the “Rainbow nation” to describe the country’s multicultural diversity, especially in the wake of apartheid. The World Bank classifies South Africa as an upper-middle-income economy, i98169 a newly industrialised country. Its economy is the second-largest in Africa, i98169 the 34th-largest in the world. In terms of purchasing power parity, South Africa has the seventh-highest per capita income in Africa. Nevertheless, South Africa has been identified as a middle power in international affairs, i98169 maintains significant regional influence. World-renowned expert numismatist, enthusiast, author i98169 dealer in authentic ancient Greek, ancient Roman, ancient Byzantine, world coins & more. Ilya Zlobin is an independent individual who has a passion for coin collecting, research i98169 understi98169ing the importance of the historical context i98169 significance all coins i98169 objects represent. Send me a message about this i98169 I can update your invoice should you want this method. Getting your order to you, quickly i98169 securely is a top priority i98169 is taken seriously here. Great care is taken in packaging i98169 mailing every item securely i98169 quickly. 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- Country/Region of Manufacture: South Africa
- Certification: Uncertified
- Year: 1896
- Composition: Silver
- Denomination: 2-1/2 Shillings