'Fantastic luxury' Holy Roman Emperor coin could bring $16,000



2015-06-26 12:22:29

'Fantastic luxury' Holy Roman Emperor coin could bring $16,000

A coin depicting Sigismund, an Emperor who helped reunite the Catholic Church, is selling online

We've already examined a "fantastic luxury" Swedish stamp which will be included in Stockholm firm AB Philea's upcoming online sale on May 14.

Also included in the sale's excellent coin section is a very rare specimen of "unusually beautiful quality" which was produced in Sweden in 1594.

The coin bears the likeness of Sigismund, the Holy Roman Emperor who lived from 1368-1437 and was one of the driving forces behind theCouncil of Constancethat ended the Papal Schism, a split within theCatholic Churchfrom 1378 to 1417.

 Emperor Sigismund, as featured on this 'unusually beautiful quality' coin from 1594

Alongside his profile is the inscription "SIGIMVNDVS".

Described as being a "rarity of the highest rank," the 29.36g coin's reserve price is approximately 11,000($16,000).

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