Prussia 1808-G 3 groschen

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Heritage sale 3049, lot 33849
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 33849 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $352.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "East Prussia. Friedrich Wilhelm III 3 Groschen 1808-A MS63 NGC, Berlin mint. The coin boasts a full strike on both sides with a cabinet toning effect that is mottled with colors of slight iridescent light turquoise, tangerine, and some coral reds. This is a remarkable example of the type, and the finest graded specimen to date by NGC." This billon type was struck for East Prussia 1800-07. The denomination was issued 1765-1808 for the part of Prussia formerly in Poland.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: billon.

Catalog reference: KM-C60.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.

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