veld pond, noun phrase

Plurals:
veld ponde /ˈfelt ˈpɔndə/.
Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, from Dutch veld field (of battle) + pond pound.
A gold coin minted in 1902 in Pilgrim’s Rest, Transvaal, during the Anglo-Boer War; field pound.
Note:
Less than a thousand of these coins were minted; they are now very rare and much sought after by collectors.
1933 Friend 27 Apr. (Swart)In ‘The Outspan’ of March there appeared a story of the Kruger coinage, in the course of which the writer referred to the ‘veld ponde’.
1957 B. O’Keefe Gold without Glitter 17Potgieter, Gert and Piet Uys laboured at transferring the gold bars and bags of veld-ponde from the bullion boxes.
1962 A.P. Cartwright Gold Miners 132At Pilgrim’s Rest they made dies and minted some eight hundred gold sovereigns, known as veld ponde because they were made in the field.
1973 Sunday Times 27 May 6The story of the Veldponde begins with the era of the broken and embattled Transvaal.
1980 E. Prov. Herald 16 Apr. 9One of the rarest and most valuable coins in the world, a ZAR veldpond minted in 1902.
1983 Gold Jrnl Vol.4 No.18, 5The quality of some of the coins, in particular..one of the Veld ponde and the Sammy Marks gold tickey, is peerless.
A gold coin minted in 1902 in Pilgrim’s Rest, Transvaal, during the Anglo-Boer War; field pound.

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