||Trier-Archbishopric. Werner von Falkenstein (1388-1418) Goldgulden?1410-14, Offenbach mint, Fr-3434, XF45 NGC. Obv.? W?Rn?R' | ?RCP' TR?', St. John standing facing, right hand raised in benediction, a scepter in the left; no mark between his feet. Rev.? * MOn?T * | * ? nOV? * | * OV?nB', arms of Trier-Minzenberg in trefoil with arms of Trier, Mainz, and hippocamps surrounding. The devices exhibit even circulation wear with olive tone drawing the eye to the rubbed areas. While the reverse arms are weakly struck, the legends are quite sharp. The attribution of this issue to Offenbach was in dispute until the late 19th Century. With Mainz situated between, the minting of goldgulden at Offenbach is quite unusual due to the 200 km distance from Trier.
Realized $470.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.