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Research Coins: Feature Auction

Sale: CNG 75, Lot: 1207. Estimate $400. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 23 May 2007. 
Sold For $450. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GERMANY, Brandenburg. Joachin I and Albrecht. Electors, 1499-1515. AR Groschen (2.04 g, 1h). Frankfurt mint. Dated 1500. Eagle with wings outstretched; coat of arms on chest / Short cross; coats of arms in angles. Bahrfeldt, Brandenburg 124; Levinson I-438c; Frey -. VF, toned, areas flatly struck. Rare.

From the Robert A. Levinson Collection.

The date on this coin is shown as “HV,” which is an abbreviation of “HVC” (1000 + 5 x 100). Coins of Brandenburg often have an “H” instead of an “M” in their representation of the Roman numeral for 1000.