Baden 1844 kreuzer KM-216

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 10287
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 10287 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $276. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Baden. Kreuzer, 1844. NGC MS-63. Erection of monument to Karl Friedrich commemorative. Struck in silver. From the Demarete Collection." Our notes don't explain why this humble denomination was selected for a commemorative issue (normally thalers or double thalers were used) or why this off-metal strike was made. The type is not rare.

Recorded mintage: 54,000.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: KM-216 (for type); Wielandt-1048b.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.

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