The common currency issues were generally ignored by collectors at the time.  Nobody much bothered to seek and set aside choice examples.  So when an example in this quality turns up, it's something really special. Beautifully struck with brilliant, booooming cartwheel lustre, this coin...
€ 390.00
An incredibly flashy coin in almost flawless condition with sleek fields and brilliant swirling lustre.  There are small traces of contact above the Eagle's head, but that's about it.  These large and heavy coins with milled edges almost always suffer from being banged about during...
€ 1 875.00
The copper-nickel alloy used for these coins did not lend itself well to striking proofs.  The mint at Munich did an OK job but nothing spectacular.  (We have never seen a Proof of this coin from Munich which would qualify for a CAM grade.) This example has nice contrast.  There is a...
€ 640.00
This is one of those WOW! coins.  Virtually perfect condition with only a hint of cabinet-wear (visible ONLY with a STRONG glass!).  A rich, light toning of blue / green / gold makes this coin a joy to behold. We have not seen the pieces graded higher, so it is hard to judge.  But I would...
€ 195.00
These large, heavy coins are quite rare in top grade.  This is a lovely, clean coin with no distractions visible to the naked eye, sharp detail contrasts with slightly mirror fields, some very faint golden toning around the edges highlights the inscriptions.
€ 395.00
This was one of the coins about which I had a rather unsatisfactory discussion with PCGS President Don Willis in Paris.  My question was, why does PCGS use the "PL" designation ONLY for U.S. and Canadian coins?  But PCGS is apparently not open to extending this designation to coins of...
€ 1 975.00
These are notoriously difficult coins to find in unblemished condition due to the extremely high relief.  In this case, there is slight cabinet shine on the very highest points of the ear and the beard.  Otherwise, this is a gorgeous coin with full booming lustre which is just starting to...
€ 1 175.00
Full lustre on both sides and a lovely "old gold" color which is completely original. All this makes for a most attractive example in problem-free condition.
€ 1 175.00
What a little beauty!  The few tiny bag-marks are fortuitously placed so as to disappear into the detail.  The reverse shows the extensive circular die break typical of this coin.  Unusual for a gold coin, this one has a bright swirling lustre proving the piece well worthy of the "+"....
€ 2 850.00
What a beautiful little coin!  Any contact or bag-marks are discretely tucked away in parts of the design. The King's portrait has a satiny lustre and floats on a mirrored field.  The reverse has bold, swirling lustre.  NOTE: The quality of striking (or perhaps preparation of the dies)...
€ 1 175.00