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1627 Georg Wilhelm Silver Coin Value?!

 
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 Posted 01/27/2020  8:29 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CoinHunter00 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello, I recently won this coin at an auction but am now very unsure about its value. Many sources are just inconsistent with each other. Would anyone be able to provide me with their thoughts/info?

All I know about this is that it is a 'GEORG WILHELM SILVER SOLIDUS DATED 1627 Brandenburg-Prussia'

Thanks!!

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 Posted 01/27/2020  8:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you won it at an auction, it is worth what you just paid for it.
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 Posted 01/27/2020  9:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is more info, but you really need an expert in German/Prussian coins to give you an "expert" answer.

There are two varieties of this 1627 solidus/schilling. I am not sure how that affects the value. I, too can find auction results ranging from about $12 for an EF example, to $60 to $100 for stronger examples. There was an MS63 example that sold for 35 euro at Marciniak in October, but in my opinion, yours has better eye appeal (stronger strike?).

My Two Cents' worth: if you got it for $50 or less, you did well. If you paid over $100, you probably could have done better if you had done your research (did you?).

Regardless, it's a beautiful example of this coin, and I would be proud to have it!
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01/27/2020 9:17 pm
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 Posted 01/29/2020  9:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter00 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hey, thanks so much for the response! I did notice some of those low prices you mentioned hence my concern! And I DID get it for $50. Will probably keep it. It is pretty darn cool!
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 Posted 01/29/2020  9:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter00 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I researched it beforehand but values were unclear!!

Thank you!
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 Posted 01/29/2020  10:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
One should always take generalizations with a grain of salt, but I will offer one here anyhow: at this price point, if you win an eBay coin auction with active bidding, it usually means you've done OK.

For what it's worth ... Several world coin collectors out here on CCF have these types from 17th century Central/Eastern Europe in our collections. They were produced in enormous quantities in places like Poland, Lithuania and Livonia, and can be found in nice grade for very reasonable prices. I think in German states they tend to be a bit more expensive, either because they were produced in smaller quantitiy (supply), or because there are more collectors of German coins (demand).

If you are OK with small coins, you could build an interesting collection just with coins like this.


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01/29/2020 10:39 pm
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 Posted 01/31/2020  2:38 pm  Show Profile   Check giedrius's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add giedrius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's possible to buy similar coins by the price from 3 to 6 USD in Polish online auctions https://allegro.pl/zakonczone?strin...uni-1-1-1127
Catalogue of Lithuanian half-groats 1495-1529 http://goccf.com/t/282866
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 Posted 01/31/2020  5:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@giedrius, you know these coins better than I do, but I also saw this example in the WCN archive that sold near $70 (and I think similar grade to the poster's purchase). https://wcn.pl/archive/178115?q=1627+prusy+
But also nice examples at WCN selling at $10.

Hence my comment on some different varieties and a range of values. But I do not have the catalogs to understand the different varieties. And good to see you!
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