Rhodesia 1972 cent

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 Collector's Choice sale, lot 72925
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This specimen was lot 72925 in Stack's Bowers Collectors Choice Online Auction (Santa Ana, CA, May 2017), where it sold for $282. The catalog description[1] noted, "RHODESIA. Cent, 1972. NGC PROOF-65 RB. RARE, mintage of only 12 pieces. Hard mirror fields with frosted cameo devices and attractive iridescent toning." This type of 1970-77 is common but the proofs are rare. It was accompanied by a half cent, 2½ cents, five cents, ten cents, twenty cents and twenty-five cents. Rhodesia is now Zimbabwe.

Recorded mintage: 10,000,000 + 12 proofs.

Specification: 4 g, bronze, 22.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-10.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Ponterio, Rick, et al., The May 2017 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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