Brandenburg 1698-SD 18 groscher
This specimen was part of lot 22681 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Chicago, August 2019), which sold for $780. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Octet of Silver Minors (8 Pieces), 1530-1861. All NGC Certified. ...3) Brandenburg 1698-SD 18 Groscher (1/5 Taler), Friedrich III, MS-63. ...A good mix of types that mostly would have circulated in Silesia and western POLAND." This type is listed for 1698-1700 and is common. The Konigsberg mint minted this denomination in large quantities 1651-1700.
Recorded mintage: 5,904,000 for 1698-99.
Specification: silver, 28.6 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-611.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The August 2019 Chicago ANA Auction: World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.