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    A Great Rarity of the Livonian Order in Riga

    Livonian Order. Wilhelm von Fürstenberg Taler 1557 VF25 NGC, Riga mint, Dav-Unlisted, Neumann-277. An extremely rare emission of Riga under the Livonian Order. Cleaned in the past and now beginning to retone, this example exhibits an exacting strike for the type with minimal annealing flaws. Little detail is missing from the major devices and the date is especially clear in comparison to other known examples of this issue. Minted in the first year of Wilhelm's tenure as Master and just four years before the secularization of the order and Riga attaining the status of a Free Imperial City, only three distinct examples of this type have appeared at major auction firms in the past 15 years, this particular example being arguably the finest.
    Ex. Künker (January 2010, Auction 163, Lot 207)


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