Cooney mentions in a letter to his niece that 530 coins were made:
When peace was proclaimed between the British and the Boers (papa will explain to you) we had only fairly started to make the crude coins of which enclosed is one, and all we made when the British supplanted the Boers in the Transvaal by treaty was 530 Coins.100
Reid says in his war memoirs that 400-500 pound were distributed amongst the Boers 101and that the rest was handed over to the government. According to Kloppers, General Lukas Meyer took 80 coins with him when he left for Vereeniging for the peace talks.102 A financial document recently discovered, disclosed that £100 veldpond were handed, to Mr van Velden, the secretary of the ZAR Executive Committee, during the first week of May 1902,
Barter wrote in a letter, dated 6 September 1932 to John Hunter McLea, that gold to the value of more than £500 pound was used.103
In an autographed signed letter addressed to Dr A Kaplan, General CH Muller states that 525 Veldpond were produced. 104
Two very interesting financial documents105 came to light recently. The one is a list of the payments made during April. It reveals that the first Veldpond was made on 9 April and that a total of 145 Veldpond were minted during that month of which £10 were handed over to General Muller on 21 April 1902, £10 paid for a mule that the ZAR bought from Marshall (24/4/02) and £25 handed over to General Muller on 3 May 1902. The balance
is indicated as £100 and that was handed over to D van Velden, secretary of the ZAR Executive Committee.
(See Annexure A)
The other document is a financial statement for the period 10 May to 1 June 1902. signed by Barter, Pienaar, Joubert and Kloppers. It states that raw gold of the value of £426-19 (142-6-14 ounce) was handed over to the Mint Master in May from which 525 Veldpond as well as a balance of gold to the value of £144-16-0 were received at the end of May.
(See Annexure B)