Frankfurt 1774-PCB heller

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Sincona sale 43, lot 2101
This specimen was lot 2101 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Frankfurt, Stadt, Heller 1774. Probe in Silber. Sehr selten. Prachtvolle Erhaltung. FDC. Herrliche Patina. (Germany, city of Frankfurt, heller of 1774, silver pattern. Very rare, Cabinet piece, Brilliant uncirculated, Most attractive patina.)"
After completely neglecting the denomination for most of the eighteenth century, the mint at Frankfurt busrt into activity and minted hellers 1767, 1773-74, 1782, 1786-1800. This may be a silver pattern for an issue intended to be billon. Later types were copper.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rather scarce.

Specification: silver or billon, this specimen 2.28 g.

Catalog reference: KM 247a, J.u.F. 884.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017..

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