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Full bright lustre and unusually well-struck.  Never in circulation but a little baggy. This and 1872 are among the rarest coins of Saxony in high grade.  No one can properly explain why these coins are always so hacked up.  Many years ago, together with a colleague, we opened an original...
€ 975.00
Hard to understand why PCGS graded this at only MS64: we thought MS65 was a dead cert, or at least MS64+. Apart from the faintest possible trace of contact behind the King's head, this coin is as struck, along with the glorious die-break at 4 o'clock on the reverse.  There is just the...
€ 2 875.00
A very nice example of this scarce one-year type.  The very high portrait usually gets hacked to pieces, but this example is far better than usual.  This coin was obviously struck from relatively new dies and shows slightly polished fields.  The lustre is so bright and in-your-face that I...
€ 895.00
The coins of Friedrich August are particularly susceptable to bag-marking, due to the bold relief of the portrait and open fields on the obverse.  This example shows nothing harsh, just a number of very tiny marks which you need a good glass to even find.  The lustre is full and bright...
€ 1 390.00
These coins are almost impossible to find in top grades, especially when well struck!  The Kings's portrait is SO susceptible to hits. This example is fully struck with the King's hair finely detailed.  Swirling lustre radiates on both sides.  Miniscule contact marks are at a minimum.  A...
€ 1 950.00
A beautiful little coin - the only signs of contact are on the details, leaving the fields very clean.  A bright coin with cartwheel lustre, a faint tone near the edges shows that this coin has never been dipped or messed with. The early gold coins of Saxony are ALL extremely rare in top...
€ 2 975.00
Full, booming lustre with just a hint of golden toning at the edges.  A couple tiny points of contact are neatly tucked away and hardly detract.  The sharpness of the striking is A1 and is what qualifies this coin for the well-deserved "+". ALL of these large coins in top condition are...
€ 745.00
How this coin survived 112 years in such immaculate condition defies explanation ! Only a couple stray, tiny points on contact keep this coin from being absolutely perfect.  Cartwheel lustre on both sides rotates around the satiny details.  The toning on this example is slightly more...
€ 3 675.00
This GEM could easily be described as a King of Coins.  The bright, satiny relief rests on lightly polished fields with perfect rotating lustre.  This incredible coin has been treated with maximum TLC since the day it was struck from brand-new dies and probably removed by hand.  There is...
€ 5 975.00
How this coin survived 112 years in such immaculate condition defies explanation ! Only a couple stray, tiny points on contact keep this coin from being absolutely perfect.  Cartwheel lustre on both sides rotates around the satiny details.  A light purple toning in the lettering with...
€ 3 475.00