11. FINAL PRODUCT
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The final product is a particularly beautiful gold coin with a handmade character. Veldpond is classified as Siege Pieces or Money of Necessity. While the team was still in the process of making the coins, the Boers realised the exceptionality of the Veldpond and the burghers exchanged one pound for a Veldpond.  After the war, British soldiers paid several pounds to get hold of a single Veldpond.




90Veldpond in the ABSA Coin Collection.

 
  INDEX
   
1. Introduction
2. Background
3. Pilgrim's rest
4. Contemplating the making of gold pounds
5. Permission for establishing a government mint
6. ZAR field mint at Pilgrim's rest
7. Workshop and machines
8. Process of making veldpond
9. Cabinet ministers visited Pilgrim's rest
10. The mint commission
11. Final product
12. Medals awarded
13. Veldpond as a reminder
14. How many veldpond were minted?
15. Mining property left behind in excellent condition
16. The last time the dies were used
17. Marshall's book
18. Diorama of the field mint at the empire exhibition 1936
19. Conclusion
20. References