ND (1630). Baptism medal engraved by Sebastian Dadler. 38.1mm; 17.16 gr. Obv: Baptism of Jesus Christ baptized by Saint John the Baptist in the Jordan River. On the right two Angels, a praying angel and in front of it a kneeling angel holding the garment of Christ. A tree to the sides, above the dove of the Holy Spirit in rays. Rev: View of a baptistery in which a priest holds a child over a church font, with priest, parents and godfather, above the dove of the Holy Spirit in clouds. Wiecek 68. Maué 88. Extraordinary condition and eye appeal. PCGS MS-65.
1647. By J. Looff (1623-1651). Commemorating the golden 50th wedding anniversary of Hans van Loon and Anna Ruyckhaver. Obv: two coat of arms, above which two hands clasped out of the clouds, holding ribbons; on the ribbons the names of the lords; bottom on the ribbon date and year; at the top of the Hebrew god name (Jehovah) surrounded by rays. Rev: Surrounded by leaf wreath a text. HANS VAN LOON ANNA RUYCKHAVERS (1573-1649) 27 May, 1597 27". KZ: " Love is happening / in eewicheyt / Faith and hope to be forgotten / If love neither I / I or I love you / Ist Iubel iaar voldaen / 1647.". NGC AU-55.
1669. GERMAN STATES. Saxe-New-Gotha. Ernst I Taler. Obv: Bride and groom hold hands under a dove and the divine glory, Hebrew lettering of Jehovah, with rays descending on marriage of Ernst's son Frederick and Magdalena Sybilla of Weissenfels. Rev: 12-line inscription. KM-25; DAV-7449; Schnee 425; Steguweit 22. Extremely rare, Krause notes a mintage of just 747 pieces. Lovely olive and gold toning. NGC MS-62.
1693. German States. Henneberg-Ilmenau Taler. Mintmaster Sebastian Altmann. DAV 7481; KM-14; Müseler Supplement 56.6 / 4 a; Snow 619; Coll. Vogelsang 782 var. Issued to commemorate the yield of the mines in Ilmenau. Obv: Two ornamented helmets and crested shields of Saxony and Henneberg including mountain and metallurgical implements supported by miners. Rev: Crowned hen to the right, under the radiant name of Jehovah, in the section "Signatur BA". NGC AU-58.
1701 RB. GERMANY, Harz. Tauftaler – Baptismal Taler (50mm, 1h). Zellerfeld mint; Rudolf Bornemann, mintmaster. Obv: St. John the Baptist kneeling right, baptizing Jesus Christ standing facing in River Jordan, hands crossed over breast; dove of the Holy Spirit and radiate name of God above. Rev: Biblical passages in ten lines. Davenport 2935; Katsouros 3; Fassbender 2793. Sharply struck and beautifully toned. NGC MS-62.
From the Jonathan K. Kern Collection.
1803 Hamburg. Engraved by Abramson (unsigned). 37mm, 13.5gr. Commemorating the 1,000th anniversary of the city. Obv: Radiant name of God above view of the city dated 803 with three fisherman huts on the banks of the Elbe in the foreground and fishing boats. Rev: Radiant name of the god above, dated 1803, a city view of the fortified city from the harbor side with sailing ships, in front of the Elbe with several sailing ships. Gaedechens 2001. Hoffmann 142. COLL. Kirsten 1040. Beautiful Patina. NGC MS-64.