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The Crown Collection - World Gold

Category: World Coins
Owner: Silvereagle82
Last Modified: 11/27/2012
Set Description
I began this collection in February 2005 and was really inspired by the Eliasberg Auction of ANR in May 2005 to expand my collection. Since that time world gold has been my primary interest.

I want a very eclectic mix of coins in my collection without any concentration on any particuliar century, country or denomination (although the European Low Countries are a specialty area for me). I like unique coins exhibiting qualities of rarity, popularity and historical significance; ducats and hammered gold are some of my favorite types.
I try to catalog both the numismatic details as well interesting notes about the coin, or it’s design theme; that I have found while researching the coins. Through my continuing research, my cataloging continues to be refreshed with new coin details as I discover them.
I'm always looking for a coin worthy of being added to my collection

** Special thanks to Doug for all his advice and guidance **


Set Goals
Gold Coins .... From throughout history and the world.
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View Coin ALBANIA ALBANIA 20F 1927V PRINCE SKANDERBEG NGC MS 65 1927V 20 Franga Ari - Design: OBVERSE: Bust of George Kastrioti "Skanderbeg" ~ REVERSE: Winged Lion of St. Mark with the following inscription "Albania, The Land Of The Eagles". Mintmark “V” – Vienna, Austria
Mint: Vienna
Mintage: 5,053
References: KM# 12 / Fr.4
Specifications: Diameter - 23mm
Weight - 6.4516 g. @ 0.900 Gold = .1867 oz AGW
Acquired: April 2006
Providence: None
Notes:
Ø This important gold coin is known for the warrior’s cap and long beard of Skanderbeg
Ø "Skanderbeg" was lesser known as George Castriota, the national leader in 1443-68, before Albania was over run by the Turks.
Ø The dies for this coinage were engraved by Giuseppe Romagnoli of the mint in Rome where the first pieces were struck in 1926













View Coin AUSTRALIA Australia 1S 1870 NCS AU 1870 1 Sovereign - Design: OBVERSE: Victoria's young head with oak (banksia) leaf hair tie ~ REVERSE: Sydney Mint with Crown and "Australia" surrounded wreath with One Sovereign at bottom.
Mint: Sydney
Mintage: 1,220,000
References: KM# 4 / Fr.10
Specifications: mm / 7.9881 g. @ 0.9170 Gold = .2354 oz AGW
Acquired: September 2005
Notes:
- NCS AU Details - Improperly Cleaned
- Final Year in type series. All the remaining Australian gold coins of Victoria and all thos of the following rulers are of the same type as English gold coins, but with the distinguishing Australian mintmarks

















View Coin AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIA - CIRCULATION 1SOV 1918S NGC MS 64 1918-S Sovereign - Design: OBVERSE: Bust of King George V ~ REVERSE: St. George slaying the dragon
Mint: Sydney
Mintage: 3,716,000
References: KM# 29 / Fr.38
Specifications: mm / 7.9881 g. @ 0.9170 Gold = .2354 oz AGW
Acquired: November 2006
Notes

















View Coin AUSTRIA AUSTRIA - EMPIRE PART 2 DUCAT 1868A NGC MS 63 Prooflike 1868-A Ducat - Design: OBVERSE: Franz Josef with older laureate head with heavier whiskers; Legend in Latin: FRANC. JOS. I. D. G. AVSTRIAE IMPERATOR [Francis Joseph I, By The Grace Of God Emperor Of Austria] ~ REVERSE: Coat of Arms of the Austrian Empire - The coat of arms consists of a Imperial double-headed eagle, each head crowned with a royal crown and both toped with an imperial crown, holding in his right claw a sword and scepter, and in it’s left an orb, with an shield impaled of Habsburg, Austria and Lorraine, and with a collar of the order of the Golden Fleece; Legend in Latin: HVNGAR. BOHEM. GAL. LOD. ILL. REX A. A. [King Of Hungary, of Bohemia, of Galicia, of Lodomeria, of Illyria, Archduke of Austria]
Mint: Vienna (Wien)
Mintage: Unknown
References: KM# 2266 / Fr.492
Specifications: Diameter - 20mm
Weight - 3.4909 g. @ 0.9860 Gold = .1106 oz AGW
Acquired: October 2006
Providence: None
Notes:
Ø The proof-like details make this coin very uncommon.
Ø Franz Josef I of the Habsburg Dynasty was Emperor of Austria, Apostolic King Of Hungary and King Of Bohemia from 1848 until 1916.













View Coin AUSTRIA (Salzburg) AUSTRIA - STATES 1/2D 1709 SALZBURG FR-845 NGC 1709 1/2 Ducat - Design: OBVERSE: Mantled Arms below cardinal’s hat ~ REVERSE: St. Rupert seated facing, salt measure in right hand and crosier in left.
Mint: Salzburg
Mintage: Unknown
References: KM# 298/ Fr.845 / Probszt 1979
Specifications: Diameter - 17mm
Weight - 1.7500 g. @ 0.9860 Gold = .0555 oz AGW
Acquired: March 2009
Providence: None
Notes:
Ø Minted under Archbishop Franz Anton Graf von Harrach (1709-1727). Harrach is the name of a Bohemian and Austro-German noble family
Ø This coin is considered “RARE” in the numismatic community













View Coin AUSTRIA (Salzburg) AUSTRIA - EMPIRE - 1857-1918 DUCAT 1782 M NGC MS 62 1782-M Ducat - Design: OBVERSE: Bust of Hieronymus Graf von Colloredo ~ REVERSE: Temple
Mint: Salzburg
Mintage: Unknown
References: KM# 452 / Fr.887 / Probszt 2386
Specifications: Diameter - 21mm
Weight - 3.500 g. @ 0.9860 Gold = .1109 oz AGW
Acquired: Kunker Auction #125 / Lot#794 - June 2007
Providence: None
Notes:
Ø Hieronymus was the last Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg from 1771 until 1803, when the Archbishopric was secularized.
Ø Hieronymus is known as the first patron of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Ø Coin was minted to commemorate the 1200th anniversary of the Bishopric.
Ø This coin is considered “RARE” in the numismatic community.
Ø The “M” on the obverse denotes the Engraver as Franz Xavier Matzenkopf, Jr.

















View Coin AUSTRIA (Salzburg) AUSTRIA - EMPIRE - 1857-1918 DUCAT 1794 NGC AU 58 1794 Ducat - Design: OBVERSE: Bust of Hieronymus Graf von Colloredo ~ REVERSE: Mantled Arm
Mint: Salzburg
Mintage: ??
References: KM# 437 / Fr.880
Specifications: mm / 3.5000 g. @ 0.9860 Gold = .1109 oz AGW
Acquired: October 2005
Notes:
- Hieronymus was the last Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg from 1771 until 1803, when the Archbishopric was secularized.
- He is known as the first patron of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- The “M” on the obverse denotes the Engraver as Franz Xavier Matzenkopf, Jr.

















View Coin AUSTRIA (Netherlands) R'OR 1506-55 AUSTRIA NETHERLAND F-56 NGC AU 55 ND(1506-55) Real d'or - Design: OBVERSE: Crowned hip-length figure of the emperor, half-right, holding in his right hand a sword and in his left hand the imperial orb. Legend – KAROLVS×D’×G’×ROM’×IMP’×Z×HISPA’×REX Hand (Karolus dei gratia Romanorum imperator et Hispaniarum rex ) ~ REVERSE: On a double-headed eagle, a shield with the arms of Castile and Leon upper left and lower right, and of Austria, Valois, Burgundy and Brabant in the other two quarters. Legend – Crown DA×MICHI×VIRTVT’×CONTRA×HOS’×TVOS (Da mihi virtutem contra hostes tuos) Translates “Give Me Strength Against Thine Enemies”
Mint: Antwerp (hand)
Mintage: 1,148,983
References: Fr.56 / Delmonte #97 - Rarity Scale = n/a
Specifications: mm / g. @ Gold = oz AGW
Acquired: October 2006
Notes:
- Minted under the rule of the Emperor Charles V.
- The Real d’or had a value of three Carolusgulden (gold) or 60 Stuivers (silver)
- The reverse legend was the emperor’s personal motto.
- The country of origin is also listed as Belgium “Brabant”

















View Coin AUSTRIA (Netherlands) AUSTRIA - EMPIRE - 1857-1918 1/2SOV 1753-2 NCS AU 1753/2 1/2 Souverain - Design: OBVERSE: Crowned bust of Maria Theresa; Legend in Latin: MAR.TH. D: G. R. – JMP. G. HUN. BOH. R. [Maria Theresa, By The Grace of God, Empress of the Roman Empire, Queen of Germany, Hungary and Bohemia] ~ REVERSE: Oval Shield, headed by an Imperial Crown, over a Cross of Burgundy or St. Andrew (represented by a cross of two branches), Left half of shield represents Austria and right half represents Burgundy; Legend in Latin: ARCH. AUS. DUX - BURG. BRAB. C. FL. [Archduchess of Austria, Duchess of Burgundy and Brabant, Countess of Flandre]
Mint: Antwerp (Hand on reverse)
Mintage: 317,000
References: KM# 17 / Fr.135 / Delmonte #212 (Rarity Scale = N/A)
Specifications: Diameter – 21.5mm
Weight – 5.5300 g. @ 0.9190 Gold = .1634 oz AGW
Acquired: June 2006
Providence: None
Notes:
Ø This coin is listed in Friedberg as a 1 Souverain d'or under Belguim (Brabant)
Ø NCS AU Details – Bent (Very slightly, I might add)
Ø This coin is noteworthy due to the overstrike on the date 1753 / 2













View Coin BELGIUM BELGIUM 20F 1914 FRENCH NGC MS 63 1914 20 Francs - Design: OBVERSE: Uniformed bust of King Albert wearing the Star of the Order of Leopold on his tunic with the French legend "ALBERT ROI DES BELGES" inscription ~ REVERSE: Depicts the coat-of-arms a badge and collar of the Order of Leopold.
Mint: Brussels
Mintage: 125,000
References: KM# 78 / Fr.421
Specifications: mm / 6.4516 g. @ 0.9000 Gold = .1867 oz AGW
Acquired: November 2005
Notes:
- Both French and Flemish are official languages of Belgium so in 1914 half the coins were minted with French legends and half with Flemish legends.
- Before becoming King of Belgium at an age of 16, Albert was Count of Flanders. He ascended the throne on the death of his Uncle, Leopold II, 1909, due to the death of the intended heirs, Leopold’s son and nephew.
- King Albert died in a mountain climbing accident.
















View Coin BELGIUM (Brabant) PIET'O (1355-83) BELGIUM BRABANT FR-11 NGC MS 62 ND(1355-83) Pieter d'or - Design: OBVERSE: Haloed bust of St. Peter holding book and key, in a tressure of nine arches, above a quartered shield with two-tailed lions of Bohemia and Limburg (quatrants 1 and 4) and the single-tailed lions of Brabant and Luxemburg (quatrants 2 and 3). Legend – “Wenceslaus et Johanna dei gratia Brabantiae” ~ REVERSE: The cross transformed into ornament, with a rosette in the center. Legend – “Christus vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat”
Mint: Louvain
Mintage: ??
References: Fr.11 / Delmonte #45 - Rarity Scale = R. (Not Common)
Specifications: 27.3mm / 4.05g. @ .9950 Gold = 0.1296 oz AGW
Acquired: August 2006
Notes:
- Minted under the rule of Duchess Johanna and Duke Wenceslaus. (1355-1383)
- The Duchy of Brabant occupied the area of modern Belguim and the Southern Netherlands between rivers Maas and Scheldt. Brabant was a wealthy land due mainly to her cloth industry.
- The coin took its name from the bust of St. Peter on the obverse who was the patron saint of Louvain, where they were struck. The Pieter was struck starting in 1374 continuing without alteration until 1383.
- This coin was very popular and was imitated by the neighboring Prince-bishop of Liege, Jean d’Arckel (Reference Fr.281)

















View Coin BELGIUM (Flanders) CHAISE (1346-84) BELGIUM FR-152 LOUIS DE MALE NGC AU 55 ND(1346-84) Chaise d'or au lion - Design: OBVERSE: A diademed count seated on a throne of Gothic splendor, wearing plate armor and holding an upright broadsword in his right hand with his left hand on a shield emblazoned with a lion rampant. The legend reads: LVDOVICVS DEI GRA COM &DNS FLAND - “Louis, By The Grace of God, Count and Lord of Flanders” ~ REVERSE: Floriated cross within an ornamental quadrilobe. The legend reads: XPC VINCIT XPC REGNAT XPC IMPERAT – “Christ Conquers, Christ Reigns, Christ Commands”
Mint: Ghent
Mintage: 996,596
References: Fr.163 / Delmonte #454 (Rarity Scale = R.1 – Rare)
Specifications: Diameter – 30.0mm
Weight – 4.480 g. @ 0.9950 Gold = .1433 oz AGW
Acquired: March 2006
Providence: None
Notes:
Ø Minted under the rule of the Count Louis (Lodewijk) de Maele. Count de Maele’s rule was one of the longest and most stable of the times (1346-1384), which set the stage for prosperity and creativity in the Low Countries for the next 300 years.
Ø This coin was the last of 11 types of gold coins minted under de Maele. It was modeled after the French kingdom’s chaise d’or. The lion on the shield designates this coin as Flemish. The French version has no shield.
Ø “Chaise d’or” translates to “Golden Chair”













View Coin BELGIUM (Flanders) FRANC (1346-84) BELGIUM FR-156 LOUIS DE MALE NGC AU 58 ND(1346-84) Cavalier d'or - Design: OBVERSE: Count in armor with heraldic sirecoat, and crested helmet wielding sword, galloping to left on horseback, the horse dressed with heraldic mantle depicting rampant lion. Legend “LVDOVIC 8 DEI GRA 8 COMES 8 FLADRIE” ~ REVERSE: Floriate cross in tressure of quadralobe of four double arcs with trefoils in angles. Legend “ +XRE VINCIT XRE REGNAT XRE INPERAT”.
Mint: Ghent
Mintage: 81,000
References: Fr.156 / Delmonte #458 (Rarity Scale = R.2 – Very Rare) / Gaillard 212/213
Specifications: Diameter – 30.0mm
Weight – 3.890 g. @ 0.9950 Gold = .1433 oz AGW
Acquired: April 2006
Providence: None
Notes:
Ø Minted under the rule of the Count Louis (Lodewijk) de Maele. Count de Maele’s rule was one of the longest and most stable of the times (1346-1384), which set the stage for prosperity and creativity in the Low Countries for the next 300 years.
Ø This coin was the last of 11 types of gold coins minted under de Maele. It was modeled after the French kingdom’s chaise d’or. The lion on the shield designates this coin as Flemish. The French version has no shield.
Ø This coin is sometimes referred to as a Cavalier d'or. (Delmonte)














View Coin BELGIUM (Flanders) Belgium LION'O ND(1365-1370 NGC MS 62 ND(1365-70) Lion Heaume' d'or - Design: OBVERSE: Lion seated left within ornate gothic baldaquin, wearing crowned helmet with elaborate lion-headed crest; in exergue FLANDRES. Legend- “LVDOVICVS : DEI o GRA : COM o Z : DNS FLANDRIE” translates as “Louis by the Grace of God, Count and Lord of Flanders ~ REVERSE: Cross fleury with "D" at center, "F-L-A-N" letters within the angles, all. within poly-lobed tressure. Legend – “+BENEDICTVS x QVI x VENIT x IN x NOMINE x DOMINI” translates as “Blessed be the one that comes in the name of the Lord”
Mint: Ghent
Mintage: 1,253,025
References: Fr.157 / Delmonte #460 (Rarity Scale = R. – Uncommon) / Gaillard 214
Specifications: Diameter – 33.0mm
Weight – 5.400 g. @ 0.9950 Gold = .1727 oz AGW
Acquired: September 2008
Providence: None
Notes:
Ø The stylized lion has long been a symbol of the Netherlands.
Ø Minted under the rule of the Count Louis (Lodewijk) de Maele. Count de Maele’s rule was one of the longest and most stable of the times (1346-1384), which set the stage for prosperity and creativity in the Low Countries for the next 300 years.
Ø This coin was struck between February 10, 1365 and August 5, 1370













View Coin CANADA Canada G$5 1912 PCGS MS 63 1912 $5 Dollar - Design: OBVERSE: Crowned Bust of King George V ~ REVERSE: Arms of the Dominions superimposed upon two boughs of maple (Original 4 Provinces - ONTARIO (ST. George Cross and three maple leaves),QUEBEC (Two Lilies,Lion and three maple leaves),NOVA SCOTIA (A salmon and three thistles), and NEW BRUNSWICK (Lion and a galley).
Mint: Ottawa
Mintage: 165,680
References: KM# 26 / Fr.4
Specifications: mm / 8.3592 g. @ .9000 Gold = .2419 oz AGW
Acquired: October 2005
Notes:
- Designer: Obverse - Sir B.M. E. Bertram Mackennal, Reverse -W.H.J. Blakemore
- Production of the $5 gold coin was halted in 1914 when Canada enacted wartime legislation to restrict the flow of gold.
- The Ottawa Mint was a branch of the Royal Mint of London during the years between 1912 and 1914.


















View Coin COSTA RICA COSTA RICA G10COL 1900 NGC MS 63 1900 10 Colones - Design: OBVERSE: Bust of Christopher Columbus ~ REVERSE: Features the national arms – three volcanoes separating two oceans, each with a sailing ship, recallingCoata Rica’s location between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The five stars above mark the fact that Costa Rica was a member of the Central American Federation during the last century.
Mint: Philadelphia, USA
Mintage: 140,000
References: KM #140 / Fr. 20
Specifications: Diameter – 21.0mm
Weight – 7.7800 g. @ 0.900 Gold = .2251 oz AGW
Acquired: July 2008
Providence: None
Notes:
Ø Of interest, this coin was minted in the US at the Philadelphia Mint. One of only six countries to do so with circulating gold pieces.
Ø Costa Rica has the distinction of having issued the world’s only circulating gold pieces with the likeness of Christopher Columbus.
Ø The monetary unit, “Colon”, is named for Columbus (Christopher Columbus is Cristobal Colon in Spanish)













View Coin CZECHOSLOVAKIA CZECHOSLOVAKIA DUCAT 1928 NGC MS 65 1928 Ducat - Design: OBVERSE: Duke Wenceslas half length figure facing ~ REVERSE: National arms, a doubled-tailed lion and Slovak shield with a cross on his breast.
Mint: Kremnica (k)
Mintage: 18,983
References: KM# 8 / Fr.2
Specifications: mm / 3.4900 g. @ .9860 Gold = .1106 oz AGW
Acquired: July 2006
Notes:
- St. Wenceslaus (907-935) is the patron Saint of Czech. He is credited with introducing Christianity to the country.
- Edge is milled
- Designers: Obverse-J. Benda, Reverse-O.Spaniel


















View Coin DENMARK DENMARK - 1873 TO DATE 1DUC 1792 DENMARK NGC MS 63 1792 Ducat - Design: OBVERSE: Wild man standing looking left, leaning on a club and a shield with the Danish coat of arms; three crowned lions on a golden ground w/ scattered hearts; the date divided 17 – 92. The die-engraver’s initial “B” in front of his right foot. Legend: MONETA • AUREA •DANCIA • ~ REVERSE: A five-line inscription on a richly ornamental tablet. Inscription reads 1 •SPECIES DUCAT 23•½•K•ARAT 67•STYKKER 1•MARK•BRUTO
Mint: Copenhagen
Mintage: 1792 = ? but total of 16,915 for the four years minted (1791,1792,1794,1802)
References: KM #650 / Fr. 283
Specifications: Diameter – 21.8mm
Weight – 3.4900 g. @ 0.9790 Gold = .1098 oz AG W
Acquired: March 2009
Providence: None
Notes:
Ø Minted during reign of King Christian VII (1766-1808).
Ø The Die-engraver was Johan Ephraim Bauert.
Ø The obverse design was modeled in slightly altered form from the Albertdaler, which had been produced for Baltic Trade since 1781. The reverse is similar to the Netherlands ducat but differes in that the value, fineness and standard weight of the coin are found. 67 of these coins were to be struck from a mark (refers to the Cologne mark of 233.856 grams) therfore the basis for the design weight of 3.490 g.
Ø The decorated edge was incorporated into the design as a deterrent against unlawfully reducing the weight by clipping or filing.
Ø This coin belongs to a series known as species-ducats.
Ø The wild man—a figure from Germanic and Celtic mythology representing the 'Lord of the Beasts' or 'Green Man'. The wild man (men) figure appears in the artwork and literature of medieval and early modern Europe. Wild men are depicted as supporters on the coat of arms of Denmark as well the coat of arms of several German States and Dutch towns and cities. (ie. Prussia)







View Coin DENMARK DENMARK 1601-1874 2CD'OR 1847 CC//FF NGC MS 64 2 Christian d’or - Design: OBVERSE: Head of Christian VIII facing right. Legend: CHRISTIANVS VIII D: G: DANIAE VGREX ~ REVERSE: Denomination inscribed 2 CHR D’OR above crowned, supported and draped arms with date at bottom – 1847. The mint mark “orb” is left of date and the mint official’s initials, FF, right of date.
Mint: Altona
Mintage: 1847 = ? A total of 551,000 for the four years minted (1842, 1844, 1845, 1847)
References: KM #722.2 / Fr. 289
Specifications: Diameter – 27mm
Weight – 13.2840 g. @ 0.8960 Gold = .3827oz AGW
Acquired:August 2009
Providence: St. James Auction – June 2007
Notes:
? Minted during reign of King Christian VIII (1839-1848).
? The Mint Official was Johan Friedrich Freund.
? The wild man—a figure from Germanic and Celtic mythology representing the 'Lord of the Beasts' or 'Green Man'. The wild man (men) figure appears in the artwork and literature of medieval and early modern Europe. Wild men are depicted as supporters on the coat of arms of Denmark as well the coat of arms of several German States and Dutch towns and cities. (ie. Prussia)





View Coin DENMARK DENMARK 1873 TO DATE 20K 1873 HC CS NGC MS 65 1873 20 Kronor - Design: OBVERSE: King Christian IX ~ REVERSE: Seated female figure "Dania". Dania represents the spirit of the nation. Her shield carries the Danish arms, three crowned blue lions on a golden ground w/ scattered red hearts. At her feet is a dolphin which is an ancient omen of good luck and fair weather. The HC on the truncation of the head are the initials of the engraver, Harald Conradsen. The CS right of the date is the intials of the mintmaster, Christian Svendsen.
Mint: Copenhagen
Mintage: 1,153,000
References: KM# 791.1 / Fr.295
Specifications: mm / 8.9606 g. @ .9000 Gold = .2592 oz AGW
Acquired: March 2005
Notes:
- This coin is commonly referred to as the "Mermaid" coin.
- Minted for seven years
















View Coin EGYPT EGYPT - 1914 TO DATE G1PND AH1377//1957 REVOLUTION ANNIVERSARY NGC MS 67 1957 Pound - Design: OBVERSE: Pharaoh Rameses II, with drawn bow and arrow, driving an ancient chariot. Word “EGYPT” is written in hieroglyphics above the horse and in Arabic below the horse. Below the Arabic “EGYPT”, the commemorative date “1952” is inscribed in Arabic script ~ REVERSE: Depicts the winged sun with the Arabic inscription of “REPUBLIC OF EGYPT, ONE POUND” and the date. The date inscription is given according to both Christian and Muslim calendars (A.D. 1957 -1376 A.H.)
Mint: Cairo
Mintage: 10,000
References: KM# 387 / Fr.42
Specifications: mm / 8.5000 g. @ .8750 Gold = .2391 oz AGW
Acquired: February 2006
Notes:
- This coin was issued for the Fifth Anniversary of the Revolution and the formation of the Republic.
- This coin was struck in both red and yellow gold, this specimen is yellow gold.


















View Coin EQUATORIAL GUINEA G250P 1970 E.GUINEA MAJA DESNUDA NGC PF 67 ULTRA CAMEO 1970 250 Pesetas -Goya's "Maja Desnuda" - Design: OBVERSE: Goya's Naked Maja ~ REVERSE: Arms above crossed tusks with the finess countermark at 8:00 by the tusk base.
Mint: Paris
Mintage: 3,500
References: KM# 20.1 / Fr.7
Specifications: mm / 3.5200 g. @ .9000 Gold = .1018 oz AGW
Acquired: June 2006
Notes:
- Equatorial Guinea is located on the West-Central coast of Africa.
- Was formerly a colony of Spain and its independence from Spain was attained in 1968

















View Coin ETHIOPIA ETHIOPIA & HARAR WERK EE1889 NGC MS 62 1897(EE1889) Werk - Design: OBVERSE: Crowned bust of Emperor Menelik II ~ REVERSE: Lion of Judah.
Mint: Paris
Mintage: ??
References: KM# 18 / Fr.20
Specifications: mm / 7.0000 g. @ .9000 Gold = .2025 oz AGW
Acquired: June 2006
Notes:
- Menelik II was famous for defeating the Italian Army of King Umberto in the late 1890s with a very poorly equipped army and antique cannons


















View Coin FINLAND FINLAND G10M 1882 S NGC MS 63 1882-S 10 Markkaa - Design: OBVERSE: Crowned Imperial Eagle, legends around ~ REVERSE: Denomination and date in circle, legends around.
Mint: Helsinki
Mintage: 386,000
References: KM# 8.2 / Fr.5
Specifications: 18.9 mm / 3.2258 g. @ .9000 Gold = .0933 oz AGW
Acquired: October 2006
Pedigree: John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg Sr. 1942
Notes:
- Coinage was issued by the Czar of Russia, Alexander III
- At the time this coin was issued Finland was a grand duchy within the Russian Empire.
- Mint Official – Aug. F. Soldan (S)
















View Coin FRANCE FRANCE - TO 1600 ECU'OR (1498-1515) FR-325 LOUIS XII NGC AU 58 Ecu d’or au Porcepic - Design: OBVERSE: Crowned arms flanked by two porcupines. Legend: ?LVDOVICVS : DEI: GRACIA: FRANCORVM: REX? [Louis, By the Grace of God, King of France] ~ REVERSE: Floriated cross in two angles an “L” and in two angles a porcupine. The dot under the 12th letter denotes the mint. Legend: ?XPS: VINCIT: XPS: REGNAT: XPS: IMPERAT? [Christ Overcomes, Christ Reigns, Christ Orders]. The obverse & reverse legends are punctuated by two superimposed beaded rings.
Mint: Lyons
Mintage: Unknown
References: Fr. 325 / Dy.655 / C.909
Specifications: Diameter – 26.0mm
Weight – 3.420 g. @ 0.9630 Gold = .1059 oz AGW
Acquired: January 2010
Providence: None
Notes:
? King Louis XII was also known as the “The Father of the People”. During the reign of Louis XII (1498-1515), France was in an era of prosperity and economic development; at the same time experiencing an extreme enlightenment of arts, literature and science.
? The actual mint date of this coin is November 19,1507.
? Noted French numismatic house cgb.fr has this coin noted as a Rarity R2 on a scale of Common >R-R3.
? Very rare in this grade and condition (strong strike, full planchet)!!




View Coin FRANCE FRANCE - TO 1600 ECU'OR (1515-47) FR-354 FRANCOIS I NGC AU 58
View Coin FRANCE FRANCE - PART 3 1L'OR 1748W NGC MS 64 1748-W Louis d'or - Design: OBVERSE: Bust of King Louis XV ~ REVERSE: Crown over two oval shields.
Mint: Lille (W)
Mintage: 210,000
References: KM# 513.22 / Fr.467
Specifications: mm / 8.1580 g. @ .9170 Gold = .2405 oz AGW
Acquired: September 2006
Notes:
- "Louis d'or au bandeau"
- Mint Director’s Privy Mark – Heron=Jean Dupeyron de LaCoste
- In my opinion this coin is under graded … Should be “MS 65”
- Notice no haymarks !!

















View Coin FRANCE FRANCE - PART 3 1L'OR 1785A FR-475 NGC AU 58 1785-A Louis d'or - Design: OBVERSE: Bust of King Louis XVI; Legend: LUD. XVI. D. G. FR. - ET NAV. REX. [Louis XVI, By The Grace Of God, King Of France and Navarre] ~ REVERSE: A crown over two oval shields (France and Navarre), Legend: CHRS. REGN. VINC. IMPER [Christ Reigns, Overcomes and Commands]
Mint: Paris (P)
Mintage: 893,656
References: KM #591.1 / Fr. 467 / C.2183
Specifications: Diameter – 24.0mm
Weight – 7.6490 g. @ 0.9170 Gold = .2255 oz AGW
Acquired: February 2008
Providence: None
Notes:
Ø 1785 was the first year for minting this design.
Ø Also commonly known as a “Louis d’or à la tête nue” and uncommonly as an “aux écus accolés”.
Ø Mint Director’s Privy Mark – “Heron” = Jean Dupeyron de LaCoste
Ø In its first edition, F Droulers gave a mintage figure of 49.805; the current count documented is 893.656.
Ø This coin exhibits a weakness of striking on the highest parts of hair of the king, with no haymarks (weight adjustment scrapes)
Ø This coin is considered “R” on a rarity scale of “RRR” by cgb.fr
Ø Louis XVI, King of France, arrived in the wrong historical place at the wrong time and was soon overwhelmed by events beyond his control. Ascending the throne in 1774, Louis inherited a realm driven nearly bankrupt through the opulence of his predecessors Louis XIV and XV. After becoming King, things only got worse. The economy spiraled downward (unemployment in Paris in 1788 is estimated at 50%), crops failed and the price of bread and other food soared. The people were very unhappy. To top it off, Louis had the misfortune to marry an unpopular foreigner, the Austrian Marie Antoinette. In 1788, Louis was forced to reinstate France's National Assembly (the Estates-General), which quickly curtailed the king's powers. July of the following year marked the start of the French Revolution (July 1789-1892). The mobs of Paris stormed the hated prison at the Bastille. With power was shifted to their side, the mob forced the imprisonment of Louis and his family. Louis attempted escape in 1791 but was captured and returned to Paris. In 1792, the newly elected National Convention declared France a Republic and brought Louis to trial for crimes against the people. Louis was found guilty and executed on January 20, 1793. He was 38.















View Coin FRANCE FRANCE - 1794-1870 40F 1812 A PCGS MS 62 1812-A 40 Francs - Design: OBVERSE: Bust of Napoleon I w/ laurel wreath on head, inscription “NAPOLEON EMPEREUR”, cursive initials below bust are those of the designer Pierre Joseph Tiolier ~ REVERSE: Value within wreath of laurel d’olivier, date below. Legend reads “EMPIRE FRANCAIS”, privy mark = cock (rooster) and mint mark “A”.
Mint: Paris
Mintage: 681,887
References: KM #696.1 / Fr. 505
Specifications: Diameter – 26.0mm
Weight – 12.9039 g. @ 0.9000 Gold = .3734 oz AGW
Acquired: January 2007
Providence: Dr. Jacob Terner
Notes:
Ø Minted during the First Empire of France, which started in 1804 when Napoleon I was proclaimed Emperor of France and King of Italy. This period ended in 1814 when Napoleon was abdicated in 1814 and exiled to the island of Elba.
Ø This coin also has raised stars and a motto on engraved in its edge, DIEU PROTEGUE LA FRANCE [God Protect France]
Ø This coin is very uncommon in a grade this fine. PCGS: Pop= 3/27 with 1 higher, NGC: Pop= 3/119 with 1 higher













View Coin FRANCE FRANCE - PART 4 G40F 1818W NGC AU 55 1818-W 40 Francs - Design: OBVERSE: Barehead bust of Louis XVIII facing right, his hair tied with a ribbon. Below head is name of the engraver “MICHAUT F.” or Auguste Francios Michaut and a horse head, which is the privy mark of the general engraver Nicolas-Pierre Tiolier. The legend inscription “LOUIS XVIII ROI DE FRANCE.” ~ REVERSE: Crowned Shield w/Three Fleur De Lis between two laurel branches. The value is within wreath of laurel d’olivier, with date below. A “caduceus” which is the privy mark of the local engraver Louis Theophile Francois Lepage and the mintmark “W” which denotes the Lille mint.
Mint: Lillie
Mintage: 353,000
References: KM #713.6 / Fr. 532 / Gad. 256
Specifications: Diameter – 26.0mm
Weight – 12.9039 g. @ 0.9000 Gold = .3734 oz AGW
Acquired: June 2008
Providence: None
Notes:
Ø Minted during the Second Kingdom of France, which started in 1815 when Napoleon was abdicated in 1814 and exiled to the island of Elba.
Ø This coin also has a motto on engraved in its edge, I DOMINATE SALVUM FAC [ ??]
Ø Excellent example of the restoration of the Bourbon Monarchy (DOMINE SALVUM FAC REGEM).
Ø KING LOUIS XVIII was also known as: LOUIS-STANISLAS-XAVIÉR, COMTE (COUNT) DE PROVÉNCE















View Coin FRANCE FRANCE - PART 4 G50F 1864A NGC MS 62 1864A 50 Francs - Design: OBVERSE: Bust of Napoleon III w/ laurel wreath on head and a ribbon going down his shoulder, inscription “NAPOLEON III EMPEREUR”, below bust is the name of the mint director “BARRE” Albert Desire. ~ REVERSE: Imperial Arms, centered with an eagle standing on a thunderbolt surrounded by the Collar of the Legion of Honor stitched on two sceptres (Hand of Justice and sceptre of Charlemagne) posed in saltire, resting on a hanging decorated with mouchetures with ermine inside and bees outside and summoned of an imperial crown from which two ribbons flow. Flanking the base of the Arms is the valve “50 FR”. The mint letter “A” (Paris), date and privy mark of the engraver general (Anchor = Engraver General = Albert-Desire Barre) are below the arms between the ends of the spectres. The Legend reads “EMPIRE FRANCAIS”.
Mint: Paris
Mintage: 28,862
References: KM #804.1 / Fr. 582
Specifications: Diameter – 27.97mm
Weight – 16.1290 g. @ 0.9000 Gold = .4667 oz AGW
Acquired: May 2009
Providence: None
Notes:
Ø Minted during the Second Empire of France, which started in 1852 when Napoleon III (Charles Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, nephew of Napoleon I, and son of Louis Bonaparte who was King of Holland (1806-1810) was elected President of France and soon after a coup d’etat disolved the Republican Assembly and Louis was proclaimed Emperor of France. This period ended in 1870 when France was defeated in the Franco-Prussian War. A new Modern Republic began. He was exiled in Kent wher he died in 1821.
Ø This coin also has raised stars and a motto on engraved in its edge, DIEU PROTEGE LA FRANCE [God Protect France]






View Coin FRANCE FRANCE - 1794-1870 20F 1898 A PCGS MS 63 1898 A 20 Francs - Design: OBVERSE: Standing Genius (Angel) writing the Constitution on a tablet. At the left is a fasces, a ancient Roman symbol of authority, surmounted by a Republican cap, at right is a Gallic cock. The name of the engraver (Augustin) Dupre is below the figure. ~ REVERSE: Laurel wreath of oak leaves surrounding the denomination and date. Lettering = Liberte Egalite Fraternite (Liberty, Equality, Fraternity).).
Mint: Paris (A)
Mintage: 8,866,000
References: KM# 825 / Fr.592
Specifications: mm / 6.4516 g. @ .9000 Gold = .1867 oz AGW
Acquired: February 2005
Notes:
- Commonly referred as "French Angel" or “Lucky Angel” coin
- This coin also has a motto on engraved in its edge, Dieu Protegue La France (God Protect France)
- France's Third Republic Period. The Third Republic Period of France which started with Napoleon III's defeat in the Franco- Prussian War of 1870 and lasted until World War II
- Almost from the beginning, gold Angels were regarded as lucky. Their legend began during the Reign of Terror in the mid-1790s, when the coin’s designer, Augustus Dupré, claimed to have been saved from the guillotine by the lucky Angel coin in his pocket. According to legend, Dupré said a quick prayer as he knelt beneath the deadly blade. Suddenly, a bolt of lightning struck nearby, igniting a panic that halted his execution. Within six months Dupré was a free man, believing forever after that he was saved from certain death by the protective powers of his guardian gold Angel.
- By the mid-19th century, the Angel’s reputation for good luck was firmly entrenched. Captains seldom went to sea without one. French pilots in World War I rarely took flight without a gold Angel coin in their kit, believing it would protect them from the Red Baron and his aces. During World War II, the chief of Hitler’s Luftwaffe, Hermann Goering, became obsessed with these French angel coins. Confiscating all he could find, he presented them to ace German fighter pilots as rewards for every fifth Allied plane shot down.

















View Coin FRANCE FRANCE - PART 5 G20F 1911 NGC MS 63 1911 20 Francs - Design: OBVERSE: "Marianne" or head of Republic wearing a phrygian cap. The engraver's name J.C. Chaplin appears in the field. ~ REVERSE: A Gallic Cock with the inscription, which was the motto of the French Revolution, - LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE - "Liberty, equality, fraternity"
Mint: Paris
Mintage: 5,346,000
References: KM #857 / Fr. 596a
Specifications: Diameter – 21.0mm
Weight – 6.4516 g. @ 0.9000 Gold = .1867 oz AGW
Acquired: February 2005
Providence: None
Notes:
Ø This coin also has raised stars and a motto on engraved in its edge, Dieu Protegue La France (God Protect France)
Ø The phrygian cap was the cap worn by the freed slaves of Greek and Rome. The cap has become a symbol of freedom and republic and is found in many world coin designs.
Ø From the Third Republic Period of France which started with Napoleon III's defeat in the Franco- Prussian War of 1870 and lasted until World War II.
Ø Marianne, a national emblem of France, is a personification of liberty and reason. She is displayed in many places in France and holds a place of honor in town halls and courts of law. Her image is one of the most prominent symbols of the French Republic.













View Coin GERMAN STATES (Bavaria) GERMANY - STATES - 1871-1925 20M 1900 D NGC MS 62 1900-D 20 Mark (ANACS) - Design: OBVERSE: Bust of King Otto I ~ REVERSE: Crowned Eagle Type III.
Mint: Munich
Mintage: 501,000
References: KM# 513 / Fr.3768
Specifications: mm / 7.9650 g. @ .9000 Gold = .2304 oz AGW
Acquired: August 2005
Notes:
- Otto was the King of Bavaria from 1886-1913
















View Coin GERMAN STATES (Hamburg) GERMANY - STATES - 2 DUCAT 1833 HAMBURG NGC MS 63 1833 Dukat - Design: OBVERSE: Standing Knight with lance and shield. Shield is adorned by the coat of arms - Castle ~ REVERSE: Tablet depicting gold value of coin. ?67? equal: weight/parts: Mark Cologne (233.856 grams /67 = 3.49 grams): Value/Worth 23 ½ Karat (.979 gold finess)
Mint: Hamburg
Mintage: 9,440
References: KM #245 / Fr. 1141 / Schl. 307
Specifications: Diameter – 21.0mm
Weight – 3.4900 g. @ 0.9790 Gold = .1099 oz AGW
Acquired: February 2008
Providence: None
Notes:
Ø The “Hammaburg” Castle was the first permanent building bulit in 808 AD and is represented on the coat of arms.
Ø The German State of Hamburg was basicly a city therefore it was one of the smallest of all the German States in both population and territory.















View Coin GERMAN STATES (Hamburg) GERMANY - STATES - 1871-1925 20M 1913 J NGC MS 64 1913 J 20 Mark - Design: OBVERSE: Lions at the city gates ~ REVERSE: Type III with the imperial double eagle. Below the imperial crown, eagle is wearing: Der Stellring Des "Order Des Schwarzen Adlers", (The collar of the "Order of the Black Eagle") and above the breast of the eagle is a shield bearing the Hohenzollern Arms. The inscription Deutshes Reich means "German Empire"
Mint: Hamburg
Mintage: 491,000
References: KM# 295 / Fr.3777
Specifications: mm / 7.9650 g. @ .9000 Gold = .2304 oz AGW
Acquired: August 2005
Notes:
- The edges of the 20 mark pieces are inscribed GOTT MIT UNS -- "God with Us".
- This was the final year of this design and lowest mintage of the seven years minted.
















View Coin GERMAN STATES (Mainz) GERMANY - GOLD COINS DUCAT 1795 FS//IA MAINZ FR-1685 NGC MS 64 Prooflike Ducat - Design: OBVERSE: Cassocked bust facing right of Friedrich Karl Josef. Legend: FRID•CAR•IOS•AEP•ETEL•MOG•EP•W• The initials “F.S “ at the base of the bust ~ REVERSE: City view of Mainz on the Rhine River with legend “AVREA MOGVNTIA” (Gold from Mainz) above and year MDCCLXXXXV (1795) and mint inspector’s initials “I-A” (Joseph Aatz) below date.
Mint: Mainz
Mintage: ?
References: KM #411 / Fr. 1685
Specifications: Diameter – 21.0mm
Weight – 3.500 g. @ 0.9860 Gold = .1109 oz AGW
Acquired: July 2009
Providence: None
Notes:
? Mainz is a city in Germany and the capital of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate located on the Rhine River. It was a politically important seat of the Prince-elector of Mainz (Archbishopric of Mainz) under the Holy Roman Empire, and previously was a Roman fort city which commanded the west bank of the Rhine and formed part of the northernmost frontier of the Roman Empire. Up until the twentieth century, Mainz was usually referred to in English as Mayence.
? Friedrich Karl Joseph Reichsfreiherr von Erthal was last electoral prince and archbishop of Mainz from July 18, 1774 to July 4, 1802, shortly before the end of the archbishopric in Reichsdeputationshauptschlus (a law which established a major redistribution of territorial sovereignty within the Empire just prior to the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806 by Francis II during the Napoleonic Wars)
? This coin is a type commonly referred to as a “city view”, which is a common design theme used in various coins minted by the German States.
? A gorgeous type with superbly detailed reverse. Lovely cameo contrast among the flashy proof-like fields.




View Coin GERMAN STATES (Nurnberg) GERMANY - GOLD COINS DUCAT (1700) IMF NURNBERG FR-1886 KLIPPE RESTRIKE NGC MS 62 1700-IMF 1 Ducat "Klippe" - Design: OBVERSE: Three shields of arms, dove above. The arms, parted per pale, display the Dexter half of the imperial eagle and Nuremburg's white and red bands (diagonal stripes). The initials below the shields, "I.M.F" are for , Johann Martin Forster, the city's mint master from 1755 until 1764. The date 1700 is in Chronogram ~ REVERSE: A lamb, Paschal lamb - the emblem of gentleness, holding a banner inscribed PAX, standing on a globe. The legend surrounding in Latin "TEMPORA NOSTRA PATER DONATA PACE CORONA" - "Father Crown Our Times With The Gift Of Peace".
Mint: Nurnberg
Mintage: ??
References: KM# 258 / Fr.1886
Specifications: mm / 3.5000 g. @ .9860 Gold = .1109 oz AGW
Acquired: November 2006
Notes:
- These coins were original struck in 1700 to greet the new century. This coin was restruck sometimes in 1755-64.
- This coin design expressed the hope that the new century would be less warlike than the previous hundred years.
- These coins were struck in values ranging from 3 ducats to 1/32 of a ducat.
- Both round and square "Klippe" planchet varieties were struck

















View Coin GERMAN STATES (Prussia) GERMANY - STATES - 1801-1873 F'OR 1797 A PCGS VF 1797-A Frederick D'Or - Design: OBVERSE: Bust of King Frederich Wilhelm III ~ REVERSE: Eagle with spread wings
Mint: Berlin (A)
Mintage: ??
References: KM# 369 / Fr.2425
Specifications: mm / 6.682 g. @ .9030 Gold = .1940 oz AGW
Acquired: July 2006
Notes:
- This design type was minted for only two years
- A very uncommon coin in higher grades.

















View Coin GREAT BRITAIN NOBLE (1356-61) G.BRITAIN S-1490 EDWARD III NGC MS 62 ND(1356-61) Noble - Design: OBVERSE: Crowned King standing facing forward clad in armor with sword drawn and holding a shield quartered arm of England and France. Standing on the deck of a cog, a medieval warship with castles fore and aft, the bulwarks are decorated with a border of English leopards and French fleurs-de-lis. A pennant of St. George, England’s patron – “Red Cross Knight”, is mounted at the stern. The ship’s rudder and tiller can be seen and below the ship are ocean waves. Inscription reads: EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL Z FRANC D HYB (E) – “Edward By The Grace of God, King of England and France, Lord of the Irish” ~ REVERSE: Royal floriated cross with two scrolls and a fleur-de-lis at each end, a crown above a leopard in each quarter, and an “ E” within an ornamented quatrefoil in the center, all within a tressure of eight arches with a lis at each point. Inscription reads: IHC AVTEM TRANSIENS PER MEDIUM ILLORVM IBAT - “But Jesus, passing through their midst, went his way” – Luke iv.30.
Mint: Calais
Mintage: Unknown
References: Fr. 89 / Seaby 1490
Specifications: Diameter – 34.0 mm
Weight – 7.800 g. @ 0.990 Gold = .250 oz AGW
Acquired: February 2007
Providence: None
Notes:
Ø Minted under King Edward III.
Ø Fourth Coinage / Pre-Treaty Period - Type G.
Ø The Noble was the first accepted gold coinage of England. The first attempt was in 1344, the florin or double leopard which was quickly withdrawn due to inadequate correlation to silver coinage.
Ø The gold Noble was valued at 8 shillings and 6 pence or 102 sterling pennies.
Ø The name "Noble" supposedly refers to the unusual purity of the original gold, only 1/2 grain of alloy to 138 6/13 grains of gold.
Ø A very historical coin













View Coin GREAT BRITAIN GREAT BRITAIN 1707-1815 GUINEA 1785 NGC MS 62 1785 Guinea - Design: OBVERSE: 4th head design. Large bust to right, laureate, dividing the legend above and below, tye has two ends, hair curls forward on both shoulders and under the bust, concealing the back of the neck. Legend: GEORGIVS•III•DEI•GRATIA• ~ REVERSE: Shield garnished, crowned, bearing in the first quarter England and Scotland impaled, second France, third Ireland, fourth Hanover Electorate, Legend: M•B•FET•H•REX•F•D•B•ET•L•D•SR•I•A•T•ET•E• (Translates - "King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Duke of Brunswick and Lueneburg, Arch-Treasurer and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire") with the date.
Mint: Tower of London
Mintage: Unknown
References: KM #604 / Fr. 355 / S.3728
Specifications: Diameter – 24.00 mm
Weight – 8.3500 g. @ 0.9170 Gold = .2461 oz AGW
Acquired: March 2009
Providence: Ira & Larry Goldberg Auction #41, May 2007 Pre-Long Beach, Lot #4546
Notes:
Ø Stuck under the reign of King George III (1760-1820), during the post Revolutionary War (1775-1783) period.
Ø Engraved by Thomas Pingo
Ø The guinea takes it name from the African country of guinea. Much of the gold for the original issues of Charles II were brought to Britain from Africa by the Africa Company.
Ø Sharply struck, flashy, pleasing to the eye!!







View Coin GREAT BRITAIN GREAT BRITAIN 1902-70 1SOV 1925 NGC MS 65 1925 1 Sovereign - Design: OBVERSE: Bust of King George V. ~ REVERSE: St. George slaying the dragon
Mint: Royal Mint of London
Mintage: 4,406,000
References: KM# 820 / Fr.404
Specifications: mm / 7.9881 g. @ .9170 Gold = .2354oz AGW
Acquired: July 2005
Notes:
- Designer was Bertram MacKennal.
- Final year of George V Sovereign (8 years minted)
















View Coin GUATEMALA GUATEMALA - REPUBLIC G10Q 1926 NGC MS 61 1926 10 Quetzales - Design: OBVERSE: Quetzal (National Bird) on column ~ REVERSE: Coat of Arms
Mint: USA Philadelphia
Mintage: 18,000
References: KM# 245 / Fr.49
Specifications: mm / 16.7185 g. @ .9000 Gold = .4838 oz AGW
Acquired: July 2006
Notes:
- Of interest, this coin was minted in the US at the Philadelphia Mint.
















View Coin HUNGARY HUNGARY - TO 1600 1GG (1453-57) FR-16 NGC MS 61 Goldgulden - Design: OBVERSE: ?LADISLAUS•D•G•UNGARIE The quartered arms of Bohemia (Rampart Lion) and ~ REVERSE: •S•LADISL AUS•RE? St. Ladislaus, crowned, standing holding in his right hand a battleaxe, and in his left hand the orb (Reichsapfel); on either side of him , the mint marks K-h.
Mint: Kremnitz
Mintage: ?
References: Fr.16 / Pohl H 2-1 / Huszar H.636
Specifications: Diameter – 20.5 mm
Weight – 3.51 g. @ 0.986 Gold = .11060 oz AGW
Acquired: September 2009
Providence: None
Notes:
? Ladislaus Posthumus (22 February 1440 - 23 November 1457), king of Hungary as Ladislaus V (or VI); king of Bohemia as Ladislaus I; duke of Austria, the only son of Albert II, Holy Roman Emperor, and of Elizabeth, daughter of the emperor Sigismund, was born at Komarom four months after his father's death, and was hence called Ladislaus Posthumus (Ladislaus the Posthumous).
? Mintmaster Count Konrad Hölzler
? In my opinion this is a strong coin for the grade


View Coin HUNGARY HUNGARY - 1601-1848 20K 1893 KB NGC MS 61 1893-KB 20 Korona (ANACS) - Design: OBVERSE: Crowned and robed Franz Josef I standing holding an orb and scepter. ~ REVERSE: Hungarian crowned flume coat of arms supported by two angels in the center, small coat of arms sheild surrounded by the coat of arms of territories which were member states of the Hungarian holy crown. Inside the center right half of the small shield there are three hills which symbolize the three mountains of the historic Hungary: Tatra, Fatra, Matra. n the middle hilltop, from an open vrown, the "Apostolic" double-Cross emerges which was awarded by the pope to St. Stephen, the first Hungarian King, in 1000 A.D. for recognition for turning pagan Hungarians to christianity. Inside the center left half of the small shield is four stripes representing four rivers of historic Hungary: Duna, Tisza, Drava, Szava Territories.UPPER LEFT: Croatia – a field which is checkered 25 times. UPPER RIGHT: Dalmatia - three facing golden lion heads with crowns MIDDLE LEFT: Scavonia - a running marten between two wavy stripes that represent two of the major rivers of historic Hungary; Drava & Szava. Above is a six pointed golden star which is the symbol of the MARS (awarded by King Louis II, 1516-1526, for Scavonia's brave fights against the Turks) LOWER RIGHT: Seven donjons disposed four and three. Note- Seven donjons on the Hungarian Flume arms stand for seven cities.
Mint: Kremnica (KB)
Mintage: 5,089,000
References: KM# 486 / Fr.250
Specifications: mm / 6.7750 g. @ .9000 Gold = .1960 oz AGW
Acquired: July 2005
Notes:
















View Coin ICELAND ICELAND G500K 1961 JON SIGURDSSON NGC MS 67 1961 500 Kronur - Design: OBVERSE: Bust of Jon Sigurdsson ~ REVERSE: National Arms, a red cross bordered with white on blue filed, supported by a bull, a winged dragon and a nordic shephard.
Mint: Copenhagen, Denmark
Mintage: 10,000
References: KM# 14 / Fr. 1
Specifications: mm / 8.9604 g. @ .9000 Gold = .2593 oz AGW
Acquired: August 2005
Pedigree: Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection
Notes:
- This is the first gold coin issued by Iceland. It was issued to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of national hero Jon Sigurdsson (1811-79). He is considered the "Father of Modern Iceland" as he championed for independance from Denmark.
















View Coin INDIA (British) INDIA - BRITISH 1SOV 1918I NGC MS 64 1918-I Sovereign - Design: OBVERSE: Bust of King George V. ~ REVERSE: St. George slaying the dragon
Mint: Bombay (Mumbai)
Mintage: 1,295,000
References: KM# 525A / Fr.1609
Specifications: mm / 7.9881 g. @ .9170 Gold = .2354oz AGW
Acquired: November 2006
Notes:
- Designer was Bertram MacKennal.
- Coin is a one year issue. Sovereigns were struck in India as a wartime measure since the gold blanks were supplied by Bombay and other Indian mints as a extension of the Royal Mint (ie. The fifth branch). These coins were struck from August 1918 through April 1919, at which time the branch mint was closed.
















View Coin INDIA (Hyderbad) INDIA - EUROPEAN ASHRAF AH1354//25 HYDERABAD Y-57A NGC MS 65 AH 1354//25 (1936)Ashrafi - Design: OBVERSE: The Charhar Minar building, with full initial “Ain” in doorway ~ REVERSE: Persian legend.
Mint: Haidarabad (Farkhanda Bunyad – “of happy foundation”)
Mintage:
References: KM #Y57a / Fr. 1165
Specifications: Diameter – 25.0 mm
Weight – 11.1780 g. @ 0.9100 Gold = .3270 oz AGW
Acquired: January 2010
Providence: Bombay Collection
Notes:
? This coin was minted under the rule of Mir Usman Ali Khan.
? Hyderbad is the largest Indian State and the last remnant of Mughal suzerainity in South or Central India.
? The edge is milled (grooved).

View Coin ITALIAN STATES (Florence) ITALIAN STATES - NAPOLEONIC TO UNIFICATION FLORIN ND(1252-1303) Florence NGC AU 58 ND(1252-1303) Fiorino d'oro (Florin) - Design: OBVERSE: Heraldic lily with three petals and two stamins. Legend: ?FLORENTIA ~ REVERSE: A nimbate St. John the Baptist in a belted shirt and skin cape, standing with his right hand raised, holding a cross-sceptre in his left hand. Legend: •S•JOHANNES•B•
Mint: Florence
Mintage: Unknown
References: Fr.275, Bernocchi 105 var.
Specifications: Diameter – 20.0 mm
Weight – 3.530 g. @ 0.9860 Gold = .1107 oz AGW
Acquired: February 2009
Providence: None
Notes:
Ø The 1st of the Italian gold coins introduced in the late middle ages. Preceded the Genoa Genovino in the same year 1252 and the Venetian Ducat by 32 years.
Ø Florence was one of the largest communties in Europe, with a population of over 60,000. The basis of its economy was its high quality cloth industry and primarily trade and banking.
Ø Saint John The Baptist is the patron saint of Florence and a lily the arms of the city.
Ø The design was taken from existing silver coinage, as was the name fiorino. The coin was minted of 3.53 grams of .986 gold (the purest made at the time). These specifications and the design of the fiorino was produced virtually unaltered until the end of the Florentine Republic in 1531. From 1300, the officials responsible for the coinage placed their marks on the reverse beside the head of St John. From 1422, the flan was broadened
Ø The Fiorino d’oro (Florin) was widely accepted throughout Europe and thus became the progenitor of many European gold coins. The Florin became the most imitated coin throughout Europe; imitated by minting authorities from Spain through France, the Netherlands and Germany to Hungary, and this design type became one of the most popular trading coins throughout Europe.











View Coin ITALIAN STATES (Parma) ITALY - NAPOLEONIC 40L 1815 PARMA NGC AU 58
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