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First Early Dated Copper Coin

Sale: CNG 75, Lot: 1219. Estimate $400. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 23 May 2007. 
Sold For $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LOW COUNTRIES, Brabant. Maria van Bourgondië. 1477-1482. Æ Four Mites (1.45 g, 4h). Antwerpen mint. Dated 1481. Large ornate M / Long cross. G&H 47-1; Delmonte, Brabant 340; Levinson II-58; Frey 675. VF, brown patina. Excellent, clearly visible date.



From the Robert A. Levinson Collection.

This 1481 Four Mites of Brabant is the first early dated copper coin. It was originally a billon issue, but over time the silver content was greatly reduced.