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Medieval Poland States Prussia 3 Groscher  1540
Medieval Poland States Prussia 3 Groscher 1540

Wow, what a neat coin. Look at the one in our picture. It comes from Munzenhandlung Brom in Berlin. At the time of this writing it is on sale for 195 euros, about $265 US dollars. Brom is a member of the Meunzauktion Online Coin Shops, a well-respected, large-scale dealer in Europe. The $265 figure is a good retail price for this old and rare coin.

From your description, it sounds like your specimen is more worn than Brom's. Here are some typical catalog values:

worn: $80 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $200
well preserved: $300

DO NOT CLEAN YOUR COIN. CLEANING RUINS VALUE.

If you were to sell your coin to Brom or another honest dealer, figure a buy-sell margin approaching 100 percent. The mark-up keeps the dealer in business.

CoinQuest thanks Munzenhandlung Brom for use of their coin photo.

Here is more information on this coin, received from Kamil Lamm who lives in Poland:

Hi! I stumbled upon Your site, as I was searching for info about a coin on an internet auction. Then i saw the coin on this page. It's not a German coin, it's Polish (Prussia was at this time a part of Poland). The crosses on the shield are the crest of the city Elbląg (germ.: Elbing). The inscription: gross ar[gente] triplex civi Elbing = silver triple grossus of city Elbląg. On the other side: III (denomination); Sigis[mund] I Rex Polonie Do. [minus] Tocius Prussie = Sigismund I (the Old - polish: Zygmunt I Stary) King of Poland, Ruler of whole Prussia. Regards, Kamil Lamm.

Coin: 2978 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Alex, Sat, 06-Feb-2010 22:58:05 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 27-Jun-2014 13:32:38 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sun, 20-Dec-2015 19:14:24 GMT
Requester description: 1540 Front side has 2 german crosses on it - inversions of each other - around the ring it says ss.artripl {worn] elbin [anchor like symbol] On the flip side is lettering that says III Giserex Olonif Prvssie (First letters of most words are worn) 1540
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