Lithuania 1566 4 groschen

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 35107
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 35107 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $382. The catalog description[1] noted, "LITHUANIA. 4 Groszny, 1566. Vilnius Mint. PCGS AU-58 Secure Holder. Sigismund II August (1548-72). Lightly toned with some luster amongst devices." We have used the German name for this coin, the four groschen, rather than the Polish cognate, four groszny.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Ivanauskas-105A11-2; Gum-pl. IV#59.

Source:

  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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