101384 | GERMANY. Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel. Mining silver Medal.
101384 | GERMANY. Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel. Mining silver Medal. Issued 1973 (possibly by Preussag AG). Cronenburg's Luck Mine (40mm, 23.44 g, 12h). After the 1752-IBH Zellerfeld mint original.
D G CAROLVS DVX BRVNSVIC & LVNEB 1752, crowned coat-of-arms with wildmen supporters / NON MARCESCET, view of the Cronenburg mine, with crowning manus Dei descending from the clouds; in five lines in exergue, DIE GRVBE / CRONENBVRGS GLVCK / KAM IN AVSBEVT / IM QV LVCIÆ 1705 / IBH. Edge: Plain.
Cf. Davenport 2160 (for prototype); cf. KM 941 (same); cf. Müseler 10.3/55 (same); cf. Welter 2723 (same). Choice Gem Mint State. Incredibly shimmering and prooflike, with an intense cameo nature.
During the 1970's and into the very early 1990's, the firm Preussag AG commissioned the restriking of various historical coins and medals from the region, many of which featured mining scenes from the 17th and 18th centuries. Though exact mintages haven't been discovered by this cataloger, nearly all of the issues appear to be rather rare. Additionally, they offer a chance to acquire pieces that, in terms of the originals, do not appear for sale very often, and, when they do, are not in the greatest states of preservation.
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