Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg 1755-K 1-1/2 pfennig

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Steve Album sale 30, lot 1138
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This specimen was lot 1138 in Stephen Album sale 30 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2018), where it sold for $141. The catalog description[1] noted, "SAXE-GOTHA-ALTENBURG: Friedrich III, 1732-1772, AE 1½ pfennig, 1755-K, much red luster, proof-like strike, just wonderful! NGC graded MS64 RB." Ducats from this postage stamp state are rare and expensive but many of the minors are quite affordable. This type was issued 1752-61.

Recorded mintage: 761,000 for 1755-61.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: Cr-9, KM-285.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]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.

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