Commemorative, Historical and Art Medals (6 December 2012)

Date of Auction: 6th December 2012


Estimate: £400 - £600

Russia, Visit of Catherine the Great to Mitau, 1764, a silver jeton by G.Z. Græfenstein, palm-tree with Courland arms, rev. legend in 8 lines, 5.19g (H-Cz. 8615; cf. New York Sale XVIII, 1223). Very fine and toned, very rare £400-600


In vastly superior condition to the New York Sale specimen, auctioned for $1,600 in 2008