Lot 25: German States, Harz. Baptismal 2 Taler (Knyphaulen-7295). NGC AU58
October 29, 2016
Garden City, NY, USALive Auction
Description: German States, Harz. Baptismal 2 Taler (Knyphaulen-7295). NGC AU58 and a handsome pale to medium grey specimen that still displays muted underlying lustre beneath the toning. The obverse of this large, impressive coin depicts a scene of Christ's baptism in the river Jordan by John the Baptist. The reverse features a ten line Bible quotation from the book of I Peter, and is stamped with a small '2' to indicate the denomination. A similar example graded NGC AU55 realized a strong $4250 plus a 17 1/2% buyer's fee in a Stack's Ponterio Auction in August 2014. The specimen offered here is ex-Heritage Cape Coral Collection of Multiple Talers wherein it was estimated at $3000-$4000 plus the buyer's fee. Est. $2750.