Hesse-Darmstadt 1855 1/2 gulden
This specimen was lot 22708 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Hesse-Darmstadt. 1/2 Gulden, 1855. PCGS MS-63 Secure Holder. One year type. Sharply struck with soft satin luster." This one year type was the last of the denomination. The prior type (KM 307, struck 1838-46) is quite a bit more available.
Recorded mintage: 47,000.
Specification: 5.30 g, .900 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-336.
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- Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.