Mainz 1795-IA kreuzer

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Stephen Album sale 32, lot 1183
Mainz SA32-1183r.jpg
Sincona sale 54, lot 217
The first specimen was lot 1183 in Stephen Album sale 32 (Santa Rosa, CA, September 2018), where it sold for $111.63. The catalog description[1] noted, "MAINZ: AR kreuzer, 1795, mintmaster IA, PCGS graded MS64, ex Don Erickson Collection." This specimen was lot 217 in Sincona sale 54 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 425 CHF (about US$506 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"Mainz, Erzbistum, Friedrich Karl Joseph von Erthal, 1774-1802. 1/4 Dukat 1795, Mainz. Goldabschlag von den Stempeln des Kreuzers. Gutes vorzüglich. (Germany, archbishopric of Mainz, Frederick Charles Joseph of Erthal, 1774-1802, quarter ducat of 1795, Mainz mint, struck using kreuzer dies. Good extremely fine.)"
This type is the last of the denomination. Also struck in 1795 was a ¼ kreuzer (KM 402), ½ kreuzer (KM 403), 5 kreuzer (KM 405), 10 kreuzer (KM 407), ½ thaler (KM 408), thaler (KM 409), ducat (KM 410). The archbishopric was mediatized and partitioned in 1803.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: billon; the second specimen gold, 0.84 g.

Catalog reference: KM-80, the second specimen Slg. Walther 685.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 32, featuring the Don Erickson Collection of German Coins, Part II and the Hazerfans Collection of Ottoman Empire Coins, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2018.
  • [2]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 54: Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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