Luxembourg 1775(b) 6 sols

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Jean Elsen sale 118, lot 890
Luxembourg 1775 6 sols rev JElsen 118-890.jpg
This specimen was lot 890 in Jean Elsen sale 118 (Brussels, September 2013), where it sold for €300 (about US$473 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"LUXEMBOURG, Duché, Marie-Thérèse (1740-1780), AR 6 sols, 1775, Bruxelles. Droit: Ecu luxembourgeois couronné. Revers: Valeur et date. Très Rare. Beau (duchy of Luxembourg, Maria Theresia (1740-80), silver six sols of 1775, Brussels mint. Obverse: crowned arms of Luxembourg; reverse: value and date. Very rare, fine.)"
This obscure little coin was struck in Brussels 1775 and 1777 for the duchy of Luxembourg while it was part of the Austrian Netherlands in the latter part of the reign of Maria Theresia.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.22 g, .653 fine silver, .067 troy oz ASW, this specimen 3.17 g.

Catalog reference: Weiller, 240; Probst, L250-1, KM 8.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 118, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils S.A., 2013.

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