Mecklenburg-Schwerin 1828 5 thaler Fr-1727

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Sincona sale 9, lot 3806
This specimen was lot 3806 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it did not sell. The catalog description[2] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Mecklenburg-Schwerin, ab 1815 Grossherzogtum Friedrich Franz I. 1785-1837. 5 Taler 1828. Auf den Besuch des Grossherzogs in der Münzstätte Schwerin. Äusserst selten, nur 5 oder 6 Ex. geprägt. Vorzüglich. (Grand duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Frederick Francis, 1785-1837, five thaler of 1828, extremely rare, extremely fine.)"
This type is rare and is accompanied by an even rarer ten thaler.

Recorded mintage: 1,753.

Specification: 6.66 g, .896 fine gold, this specimen 6,64 g.

Catalog reference: D.S. 140. Schl. 507. Fr-1727, KM 271.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [2]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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