Prussia 1868-A 1/2 krone Fr-2440
This specimen was lot 40128 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $4,112. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Prussia. 1/2 Krone, 1868-A. NGC MS-62." This type was minted in Berlin 1862-69 in substantial numbers but is now rare. Many may have been melted to strike gold ten and twenty mark after the reform of 1871.
Recorded mintage: 92,000 (highest mintage date).
Specification: 5.55 g, .900 fine gold, .160 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-2440; KM-493.
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- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.