Wurttemberg 1622-C 12 kreuzer
This specimen was lot 32954 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $180. The catalog description noted, "Württemberg. Johann Friedrich I 12 Kreuzer 1622-C VF, Christophstal mint. While a typically wavy and weakly struck piece, this extremely scarce issue reveals much original mint luster and relatively few visible marks (though a scratch does appear across the fish in the lower quadrant of the shield on the reverse), together with full obverse and mostly full and legible reverse legends." This is a one year type and the only issue of this denomination. For the contemporary 24 kreuzer, there are numerous types (KM 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, all dated 1622). Twelve kreuzer = 3 batzen and 60 kreuzer = 1 gulden.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM 85.
- Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.