Ken Jacobs was born in Benoni in 1922, and has lived
most of his life on the East Rand, where he is a well
known businessman and numismatist.
He became fascinated with, and started collecting South
African coinage about ten years ago. In the best tradition,
the hobby became a passion, and time and money became
insignificant in pursuit of missing coins from his collection.
Mr Jacobs felt the need for this book because nowhere
could he find a complete or accurate description of
South African coins, and he has spend many hours tirelessly
examining actual coins as well as dedicated research
on all available records, books and catalogues.
The result is this monumental work destined to be regarded
as one of the most beautiful coin books in the world.