Brandenburg-Ansbach-Bayreuth 1797-B kreuzer
This specimen was lot 1139 in Stephen Album sale 32 (Santa Rosa, CA, September 2018), where it sold for $105.75. The catalog description noted, "BRANDENBURG-ANSBACH-BAYREUTH: AR kreuzer, 1797, struck in Bayersdorf, PCGS graded MS64, ex Don Erickson Collection." In 1791, the margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach and Brandenburg-Bayreuth sold his realm to the king of Prussia and retired to England as a hobby farmer. The king of Prussia issued a series of billon coins for his new acquisition in 1792-97, including this one kreuzer and a six kreuzer (KM 16). The two provinces eventually passed to Bavaria in 1806 during Napoleon's mediatization.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM-6.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 32, featuring the Don Erickson Collection of German Coins, Part II and the Hazerfans Collection of Ottoman Empire Coins, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2018.