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20 Dec 2016

1829 Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 24MG

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Anyone that knows me knows that I tend to collect nice circulated pieces. Despite that when you I see a coin almost 200 years old in almost perfect condition I have to take a second look. The largest portion of my collection contains coins from the German States. The area of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel put out some fascinating pieces in a wide variety of designs. This particular piece is a 24 Mariengroschen dated 1829. It is not the most interesting design from the area but it is well struck and graded NGC MS66. There were 2 different versions of this coin, this one has the "ZU BRAUNSCHW" legend.

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31 Dec 2015

History of the German Coat of Arms

Coins - World | World_Coin_Nut

As many of you know I am an advocate for acquiring nice circulated coins. Most of my favorite coins are XF and AU graded pieces. I just like coins that have some history in circulation. Of course these same coins usually cost less than the premium prices commanded by their mint state examples. That said this 1922 German 3 Mark coin has been a favorite of mine since I acquired it. I purchased it as part of a lot several years ago and submitted to NGC because of its obvious high grade.

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