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Last Modified:  1/22/2023
  
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Slot: Bamberg - 1693 Taler
Origin/Country: German States Bamberg
Design Description: Taler Sede Vacante
Item Description: TALER 1693 GFN Zepernick 63 DAV-5064
Grade: PCGS XF 45
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Sede vacante taler issued to commemorate the death of Marquard Sebastian von Schenk von Stauffenberg , who was the Prince Bishop of Bamberg (1683-1693). Classified as DAV-5064; Zepernick 63. Scarce issue; one of 3 total graded at NGC and PCGS.
Slot: Bamberg - 1696 4 Kreuzer
Origin/Country: GERMANY - MINOR COINS Bamberg
Design Description: Bishopric issue
Item Description: Silver 4K 1696 GFN BAMBERG
Grade: NGC MS 64
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A sharp 4 kreuzer issued by the bishopric of Bamberg in 1694 under Lothar Franz von Schönborn-Buchheim (1693-1729). The bishop was also the Archbishop-Elector of Mainz from 1694 to 1729. In 1707 he was instrumental in the conversion of the Protestant Elizabeth Christina of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel to Catholicism. In 1711 he ensured the election of Charles VI of Austria as the Holy Roman Emperor, and crowned him in Frankfurt Cathedral. The 1729 Mainz 1/8 taler in this collection commemorates his death.
Slot: Bamberg - 1729 3 Kreuzer (groschen)
Origin/Country: GERMANY - MINOR COINS Bamberg
Design Description: Sterbegroschen Death of Lothar Franz von Schönborn-Buchheim
Item Description: Silver 3K 1729 BAMBERG KM#98, Krug 379, Slg. Pick 637, Helm. 651
Grade: NGC MS 64
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3 Kreuzer (groschen) issued upon the death of Lothar Franz von Schönborn-Buchheim (1655-1729), the Archbishop-Elector of Mainz and the Bishop of Bamberg. Known for his support of baroque architecture, most notably with the commissioning of the Schloss Weissenstein palace in Pommersfelden, Bavaria. Also known as sterbegroschen (“death groschen”). Classified as KM#98, Krug 379, Slg. Pick 637, Helm. 651.
Slot: Bamberg - 1746 Medal (Zepernick 65)
Origin/Country: German States Bamberg
Design Description: Sede Vacante
Item Description: Silver SILVER 1746-DATED GERMANY ERLANGER-2415 BAMBERG ST.GEORGE & DRAGON Zepernick 65, Slg Erlanger 2415, Heller 363
Grade: NGC MS 63
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Owner Comments
Designed by PP Werner. The medal commemorates the death of Friedrich Karl von Schönborn, who was the Bishop of Bamberg and Würzburg (1729-46).

Obv: St. George riding with the sword to the left and fighting with the dragon. Rev: Emperor Heinrich II. Riding to the right, next to the Cathedral of Bamberg, above two angels with the chapter coat of arms.

Classified as Zepernick 65, Slg Erlanger 2415, Heller 363. 38.5 mm. Edge lettering. Lines at 4:00 and 8:00 on obverse and near back hoof on reverse are metal flow lines.
Slot: Bamberg - 1746 Medal (Zepernick 350)
Origin/Country: GERMANY - STATES - 1601-1800 Bamberg
Design Description: Medal Sede Vacante
Item Description: AR 1746 GERMANY BAMBERG CATHOLIC BISHOP MEMORIAL Zepernick 350
Grade: NGC AU 55
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Owner Comments
Sede vacante medal issued to commemorate the death of the bishop Friedrich Karl von Schönborn, who was also the bishop of Wurzburg. Classified as Zepernick 350. The medal is 53.6 mm in size.

ex: Kuenker spring 2008 auction (136-139). Lot 7119.
Slot: Bamberg - 1753 3 Kreuzer (groschen)
Origin/Country: GERMANY - MINOR COINS Bamberg
Design Description: Sterbegroschen Death of Johann Philipp Anton von Franckenstein
Item Description: Silver 3K 1753 BAMBERG KM#118, Krug 407, Heller 369
Grade: NGC MS 64
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3 Kreuzer (groschen) issued upon the death of Johann Philipp Anton von Franckenstein (1695-1753), the Vicar-General of Mainz from 1743, and the ruling Prince-bishop of Bamberg from 1746. Also known as sterbegroschen (“death groschen”). Classified as KM#118, Krug 407, Heller 369.
Slot: Bamberg - 1753 Medal (Zepernick 66)
Origin/Country: GERMAN MEDALS Bamberg
Design Description: Sede Vacante
Item Description: Silver SILVER 1753-DATED ZEPERNICK-66 BAMBERG SEDE VACANTE
Grade: NGC MS 64
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A truly exquisite Sede Vacante medal struck after the death of the Prince-Bishop Johann Philipp Anton von Franckenstein. Heavily influenced by the design of the Late Baroque period, the incredibly ornate obverse design features crowned double-headed eagle with sword and orb in its claws, the coats of arms of the ten older canons on the outstretched wings, banner below. The reverse features an eagle on a pyramid-shaped pedestal with a monastery coat of arms, with Emperor Heinrich II right and Empress Cunigunda left. The coats of arms of the ten younger canons are attached to the edge of the pedestal. Designed by P.P. Warner. Classification: Zepernick 66, Heller 370. Taler size and weight (44.12 mm; 32.77 g).

ex - Kuenker auction 350, lot 783.
Slot: Bamberg - 1753 Medal (Zepernick 67)
Origin/Country: GERMAN MEDALS Bamberg
Design Description: Sede Vacante
Item Description: Silver SILVER 1753-DATED ERLANGER-2287 BAMBERG CATHEDRAL
Grade: NGC MS 63
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Owner Comments
Struck to commemorate the empty seat after the death of Johann Philipp Anton von Franckenstein, Prince-Bishop of Bamberg from 1746-1753. Obv features St. George killing the dragon with the lance. Reverse features Emperor Heinrich II on horseback with Bamberg cathedral behind. Designed by J. L. Oexlein. Classification: Zepernick 67, Heller 371. 38.32 mm; 21.63 g.

ex - Kuenker auction 350, lot 784.
Slot: Bamberg - 1779 3 Kreuzer (groschen)
Origin/Country: GERMANY - MINOR COINS Bamberg
Design Description: Sterbegroschen Death of Adam Friedrich von Seinsheim
Item Description: Silver 3K 1779 BAMBERG KM#134, Krug 422, Helms 828, Slg. Piloty 1276, Heller 398
Grade: NGC MS 63
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3 Kreuzer (groschen) issued upon the death of Adam Friedrich von Seinsheim (1708-1779), Prince-Bishop of Würzburg from 1755 to 1779 and Prince-Bishop of Bamberg from 1757 to 1779. Also known as sterbegroschen (“death groschen”). Classified as KM#134, Krug 422, Helmschrott 828, Slg. Piloty 1276, Heller 398, Kellner 63
Slot: Bamberg - 1795 3 Kreuzer (groschen)
Origin/Country: GERMANY - MINOR COINS Bamberg
Design Description: Sterbegroschen Death of Franz Ludwig von Erthal
Item Description: Silver 3K 1795 BAMBERG DEATH OF FRANZ LUDWIG KM#144, Krug 428, Slg. Piloty 1331, Heller 540
Grade: NGC MS 64
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3 Kreuzer (groschen) issued upon the death of Franz Ludwig von Erthal (1730-1795), the prince-bishop of Würzburg and Bamberg from 1779 until his death in 1795. Also known as sterbegroschen (“death groschen”). Classified as KM#144, Krug 428, Slg. Piloty 1331, Heller 540
Slot: Bamberg - 1795 Medal (Zepenick 72)
Origin/Country: German States Bamberg
Design Description: Sede Vacante
Item Description: Silver SILVER 1795-DATED GERMANY ERLANGER-2436 BAMBERG SEDE VACANTE Zepernick 72, Slg Erlanger 2436, Heller 565
Grade: NGC MS 63
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Medal commemorating the empty seat upon the death of Franz Ludwig Freiherr von Erthal (1730-1795). Design by J P Werner. Obv: Emperor Heinrich II with scepter. Rev: Empress Cunigunda standing in front of Bamberg cathedral. Classified as Zepernick 72, Slg Erlanger 2436, Heller 565. 38mm.
Slot: Bamberg - 1795 Medal (Zepernick 71)
Origin/Country: German States Bamberg
Design Description: Sede Vacante
Item Description: Silver SILVER 1795 GERMANY BAMBERG ERLANGER-2435 SEDE VACANTE Erlanger 2435, Zepernick 71 (43.75g)
Grade: NGC AU 58
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Owner Comments
Medal struck to commemorate the empty seat upon the death of Franz Ludwig Freiherr von Erthal (1730-1795). As the prince-bishop of Würzburg and Bamberg from 1779 to 1795, he was a champion of education and laid the foundation for early social welfare. Zepernick 71; Erlanger 2435; Heller 564. 48mm. 43.77 g. Medal designed by P. P. Werner.

S. Heinrich seated facing on throne, holding scepter and orb. Rev: Heinrich and Kunigunde standing left and right, respectively, heads facing one another, around altar bearing bishop’s regalia and coat-of-arms; rayed Eye of Providence above.

ex. CNG 99, Lot: 1172 (May 2015)
Slot: Bamberg - 1800 20 Kreuzer
Origin/Country: GERMANY - MINOR COINS
Design Description: Bishopric issue.
Item Description: Silver 20K 1800 BAMBERG Krug 431, Heller 566, KM #140
Grade: NGC MS 64
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Owner Comments
Issued under the rule of Christoph Franz von Buseck (1795-1802). Last ruler before the bishopric was secularized in 1801 and annexed to Bavaria in 1802. The 20 kreuzer is also recognized as a 1/6 Konventionstaler or a ¼ taler. Classified as Krug 431, Heller 566, KM #140. 1 year issue
Slot: Brixen - 1747 Medal
Origin/Country: Austrian States Brixen
Design Description: Sede Vacante
Item Description: Silver 1747 Mont-2749, Zepernick 75
Grade: PCGS AU 50
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1747 sede vacante medal from Prince-Bishopric of Brixen.
43.5 gm, 53 mm, Zepernick 75, Montenuovo 2749
Slot: Brixen - 1779 Medal
Origin/Country: Austrian States Brixen 1779
Design Description: Sede Vacante
Item Description: Silver 1779 Zepernick 76
Grade: PCGS AU 53
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Sede Vacante (1778-1779) 2 Taler Medal (49mm, 43.63 g, 12h). Five lines across field; fifteen coats-of-arms around; six-rayed star between top two shields, Tyrolean eagle facing, head left, with wings displayed; crozier right horizontally across breast. Zepernick 76; Montenuovo 2750.

ex: Heritage, auction 3049, Sept 2016, lot 32497
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