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    Basel. City Medallic "Hen" Taler ND (1629-1653) MS64 NGC, SM-1162. By F. Fechter. A stunning medallic taler featuring a mother hen with chicks on one side and a city view of Basel on the other, the fields preserving a delightfully glassy finish visible across the entirety of the open expanses. Struck to pinpoint precision and laden with colorful toning that lends exquisite eye appeal to this well-preserved specimen. Similarly to the last example of the type we saw, which we offered as part of the Redwood Collection in August of 2016, this variety features a modified city-view and arms in the reverse exergue that lack basilisk supporters. A covetable example of this rare variety of an already elusive type. This lot is also sold with a later white-metal reproduction of the same type (not part of the Hesselgesser Collection lot).
    Ex. Hesselgesser Collection (Goldberg Auction 36, May 2006, Lot 2729)

    From the Cape Coral Collection of European Crowns

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    January, 2021
    21st-22nd Thursday-Friday
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