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Nassau-Weilburg (German States), taler, 1812-L/CT, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1813/1815 old bust obverse wit

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Nassau-Weilburg (German States), taler, 1812-L/CT, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1813/1815 old bust obverse wit
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Nassau-Weilburg (German States), taler, 1812-L/CT, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1813/1815 old bust obverse with an 1812 reverse, possibly unique, NGC MS 61 PL, finest and only known example in NGC census. Thun-unl (type of 222 & 223); KM-unl (type of 24 & 26); Dav-unl (type of 735 & 736). Very rare, undocumented, and possibly unique combination of an 1813/1815 "old bust" obverse with an 1812 reverse. We have been unable to locate any other examples; the closest tie to this interesting pairing is an 1810-1812 "young bust" obverse with an 1815 reverse listed in Thun (224) and described as "äußerst selten" (extremely rare). The obverse features the right facing, older style bust of Friedrich Wilhelm at the center with L below the truncation and the legend reading FRIEDRICH WILHELM FÜRST ZU NASSAU. while the reverse shows the crowned arms of Nassau at center with the date 1812 below flanked by C. and T. with the legend ZEHN EINE FEINE MARK; the incuse lettered edge reads UT SIT SUO PONDERE TUTUS with ornaments between each word. Bright mirror fields with some wispy hairlines contrast against the frosty design, exceptionally well struck with sharp minute details, some heavy adjustment lines on the reverse edges, the only example of this type graded by NGC with none listed in the PCGS census. Pedigreed to the Zeitlos Collection (stated on label) and purchased from the Ludwig Grabow fixed price list #8 on Aug. 19, 1955, lot 327, with collector's envelope. NGC #5902794-023.