Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg 1761-LCK 3 pfennig
This specimen was lot 1140 in Stephen Album sale 30 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2018), where it sold for $152.75. The catalog description noted, "SAXE-GOTHA-ALTENBURG: Friedrich III, 1732-1772, AE 3 pfennig, 1761-LCK, some red luster, proof-like strike, just fantastic! NGC graded MS65 BR." Ducats from this postage stamp state are rare and expensive but many of the minors are quite affordable. This type was issued in 1761 only.
Recorded mintage: unknown but common.
Catalog reference: Cr-10, KM-305.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- 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.