Danzig 1759-CHS 18 groszy

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from Heritage sale 3049, lot 31312
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This specimen was lot 31312 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $822.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Danzig. August III 18 Groszy (Ort) 1759-CHS MS62 NGC, Danzig mint. Obv. Crowned bust of August III right. Rev. Lions supporting arms of Danzig, with value (18) above and date (1759) below. Lustrous, with light rubbing on the obverse, and reverse, high points." Elector Frederick August of Saxony was also king of Poland and issues for the two regions bear a strong resemblance. This type is recorded in various subtypes for 1758-60. This piece, also called a tympf, seems to have been worth about one thirteenth of a thaler.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.1 g, silver.

Catalog reference: Kopicki-7766, Kaminski-971, Parch-1336a, KM 105.

Sources:

  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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