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Got this coin from WAG premium auction/ at opening bid.


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Bayern/ Kurfürstentum

AV 1/2 Karolin 1728

München Mint

4.85g.      22mm.      .770      12h

Karl VII Albrecht von Wittelsbach 1725-46

obv: Elector facing right

rev: Madonna with Baby Jesus/ holding Scepter in L Hand/ Resting R Hand on Crowned Bavarian Arms

This is the best example I have seen in auctions so far....


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Trivia, but this made me think of something I just read in "The Barbarous Years" by the excellent historian Bernard Bailyn. He speaks of Richard Bellingham, who would serve for 23 years as governor or deputy-governor of the Bay Colony. Bellingham would scandalize himself by "officiating at his own wedding - in effect marrying himself - to a girl 26 years his junior and then refusing to withdraw as judge of the court that was to try him for the offense."

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