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Rarest Date in Brandenburg Dated Series

Sale: CNG 75, Lot: 1205. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 23 May 2007. 
Sold For $550. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GERMANY, Brandenburg. Johann Cicero. Elector, 1486-1499. AR Groschen (2.33 g, 6h). Dated 1497. Eagle with wings outstretched; coat of arms on chest / Long cross; coats of arms in angles. Schulten 250; Levinson I-357b; Frey 450. VF, lightly toned. Rare.

From the Robert A. Levinson Collection.

The date of 1497, for both the groschen and half groschen (see next lot), is the rarest date in the 1496-1500 series.