Prussia 1843-A 2-1/2 groschen
This specimen was lot 1124 in Stephen Album sale 30 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2018), where it sold for $111.62. The catalog description noted, "PRUSSIA: Friedrich Wilhelm IV, 1840-1861, AR 2½ groschen, 1843-A, enticing iridescent toning, NGC graded MS66." This type was struck 1842-44, 1847-52, all at the Berlin mint.
Recorded mintage: 17,580,263, most common date.
Specification: 3.24 g, .375 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-444.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.
- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 30, featuring the George Anderson Collection of Tibetan Coins, the Dr. John W. Lund Collection of Swedish Coins and the Mike Edwards Collection, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2018.