Liege 1569 1/2 rixdaler

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Jean Elsen sale 138, lot 713
This specimen was lot 713 in Jean Elsen sale 138 (Brussels, September 2018), where it sold for €220 (about US$305 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"LIEGE, Principauté, Gérard de Groesbeeck (1564-1580), AR demi-rixdaler, 1569, Hasselt. Au titre de Maximilien II de Habsbourg. D/ L'écu de l'évêque surmonté d'un heaume à cimier. R/ Aigle impériale couronnée. Rare Nettoyé. Coup au droit. Très Beau. (prince-bishopric of Liege, Gérard de Groesbeeck, 1564-80, silver half rijksdaler pf 1569, Hasselt mint, in the name of Maximilian II of Hapsburg. Obverse: helmeted arms of the bishop; reverse: crowned imperial eagle. Rare, cleaned, obverse nick, very fine.)"

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 14,22 g.

Catalog reference: Chestret 515; Dengis 936; Delm. 452.

Source:

  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 138, Collection A. BLONDEL, Collection M. HENDRICKX, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2018.

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