Rhodesia 1972 cent
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 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.
- Ponterio, Rick, et al., The May 2017 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.