Hohenzollern 1852-A gulden
This specimen was lot 22606 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $204. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Hohenzollern (Prussia). Gulden, 1852-A. PCGS MS-64 Secure Holder. Hohenzollern is a principality wedged between Baden and Wurttemberg whose rulers abdicated in favor of the king of Prussia in 1848. This is the largest of the denominations issued by the king for his new state. A lustrous and lightly toned example; better than most seen." The Hohenzollerns started out in southwest Germany. A junior branch wandered off and became the Margraves of Brandenburg and eventually kings of Prussia and emperors of Germany. The senior branch abdicated in favor of the Berlin branch after the revolutions of 1848.
Recorded mintage: 50,000 plus proofs.
Specification: 10.6 g, .900 fine silver, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM-5; J-23.
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- Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.