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Very Rare 1596 Poland Silver 3 Grossus Courland Friedrich Kettler Mitau NGC MS66
Very Rare 1596 Poland Silver 3 Grossus Courland Friedrich Kettler Mitau NGC MS66
Very Rare 1596 Poland Silver 3 Grossus Courland Friedrich Kettler Mitau NGC MS66
Very Rare 1596 Poland Silver 3 Grossus Courland Friedrich Kettler Mitau NGC MS66
Very Rare 1596 Poland Silver 3 Grossus Courland Friedrich Kettler Mitau NGC MS66
Very Rare 1596 Poland Silver 3 Grossus Courland Friedrich Kettler Mitau NGC MS66

Very Rare 1596 Poland Silver 3 Grossus Courland Friedrich Kettler Mitau NGC MS66

$8,000.00

1596 Poland Silver 3 Grossus Courland Friedrich Kettler Mitau  

Very Rare, impossible to find in such good condition!

Authenticity is guaranteed and certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation NGC
Graded as very good condition MS 66 
Only one ever graded by NGC! 

Country:       Duchy of Courland and Semigallia (Livonia)

Face Value:  3 Grossus = 1/12 Thaler (1/12)
Metal:         Silver  
Weight: 2.30 g
Diameter: 21 mm
Thickness: 0.5 mm

Catalog References: Fed# 1002, Neum# 301, KM# 4, Iger KuF.96.2 a (R3); Kopicki 4032 (R4); Haljak 1658

Minted in Mitau, modern-day Jelgava, Latvia
Mintage: unknown 

Duke: Friedrich Kettler (1587-1642)

Obverse: Bust facing right surrounded by legend.
Lettering: MO · ARG · DVCVM · CVR · 

Translation: Moneta Argentea Ducum Curlandiae Et Semigalliae
Silver coin of the Duchy of Courland and Semigallia

Reverse: Eagle beside horseman above legend and under value.
Lettering:  III GROS : AR : TR - DVCVM : CV - ET · SE - 96

Translation: Grossus Argentea Triplex Ducum Curlandiae Et Semigalliae
Silver triple grossus of the Duchy of Courland and Semigallia

In 1596, Friedrich Kettler (1587-1642) and Wilhelm Kettler (1587-1616) split the Duchy of Courland and Semigallia, with Willhelm getting Courland and Friedrich getting Semigallia. 
The coins of Friedrich would have been struck specifically for Semigallia.


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