Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg 1757-K 6 pfennig

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from the Stack's Bowers 2019 NYINC sale, lot 42943
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This specimen was lot 42943 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), where it sold for $80. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. 6 Pfennig, 1757-K. PCGS MS-64 Gold Shield. Blast white with satiny surfaces and frosted devices. Well struck and fully lustrous. A lovely little Gem." This type was struck in billon 1752-60 and is common. Six pfennig = 1/48 thaler.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: billon.

Catalog reference: KM-288.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, Matt Orsini and Cris Chatigny, The January 2019 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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