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CNG 87, Lot: 1686. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $2400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GERMANY, Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg. Friedrich I. Duke, 1680-1691. AR 1½ Feinsilbertaler (62mm, 32.48 g, 12h). Commemorating the Duke’s entrance into the Order of the Pegnitz Shepherds. Gotha mint; Johann Gottfried Wichmannshausen, mintmaster; Johann Georg Sorberger, engraver. Struck 1683-1687. Bucolic scene: man mounting a shield with monogram onto a tree; behind, shepherds playing pipes among sheep, goats, and stags; IGS below / In/Memoriam/Sempiter/nam (in memory everlasting) in flowing Baroque script; all within decorative scroll; below, 1½ in oval counterstamp above I·G·—W. Schnee 469; cf. Davenport 423 (Doppeltaler). EF, lightly toned, some mount marks. Rare.

From the HLT Collection.