19. CONCLUSION

The production of Veldpond and the Veldpond Medals in the workshop of the Transvaal Gold Mining Estates Ltd (TGME) at Pilgrim's Rest was a remarkable achievement. It speaks of specialized knowledge, skill and creativity. Every member of the team who was involved should be recognized. It is therefore regrettable that one member of the team, namely PJ Kloppers claimed all the honour for himself at the expense of the other members. The distorted history of the Veldpond needs to be rectified.




 
  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