Germany, Saxony. Silver Spitzgroschen. DATED 1475.

Ancient Coins - Germany, Saxony. Silver Spitzgroschen. DATED 1475.
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Struck under Ernst, Albrecht and Wilhelm III.  This is an example of a European pre-1501 dated coin.

Denomination : Silver Spitzgroschen (1/2 Groschen).

Date : 1475, written with the 7 in the form of L, and the 5 in a odd early form which cannot be shown with the fonts available to me.  See the inset image for the date oriented straight up and down.

Size : 20.5 x 21.5 mm.  Weight : 1.66 grams.

Reference : Frey 162.

Grade : VF with minor weakness in the center.  The date is clear.

Obverse : Shield of Saxony with E W A D G DVCES SX TV L MARTIS (the RT is ligate) around.

Reverse : Arms in trilobate circle, with GROSSVS NOVVS MARTINIS L5 around (the letter forms on MARTINIS are strange and it is difficult to read).

I have listed the obverse and reverse position the way most German auctions do, but Frey lists the dated side as the obverse.

Price SKU: vcoin3454
US$ 165.00
  • € 141.66
  • £ 124.18
  • AUD 222.13
  • CHF 163.39
  • CAD 218.98

Rates for: 06/22/18

Ships from: Canada
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