||Mainz-Archbishopric. Gerlach von Nassau (1346-71) Goldgulden ca. 1365-71 Fr-1599, Bingen, XF40 NGC. Obv. + | GERL?CVS | ?REPS : MOGV', archbishop standing facing, holding gospel and crosier. Rev. + MOnET? : In : OPIDO : PINGWEII (final N missing bar), arms of Mainz-Nassau in trilobe. A scarce type, this second gold issue of the Archbishopric of Mainz is nicely detailed with a ghost of a crease running horizontally through the coin. The reverse center is a touch weak but Gerlach's portrait is excellent. This type is the first goldgulden of Mainz that was not an imitation of a Florentine florin. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate' Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson.
Realized $1,762.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.