Just got NGC Photovision images for the 1702 Wildman I submitted at the FUN show

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by lordmarcovan, Feb 10, 2023.

  1. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    For those unfamiliar with the type, this is a 1702 “Wildman” 24-mariengroschen piece from the German state of Brunswick-Lüneberg-Calenberg-Hannover. The type is Numista-39913 and KM-15.

    No grade announced yet, but the images are done and the coin has moved into quality control at NGC now. This one was submitted by itself as a one-coin invoice, since it was a rather late purchase on the show floor.




    Hope it straight grades. Karl Stephens said it was "lightly brushed" in the past, and gave it 50-50 odds for a straight grade at NGC (less at PCGS, as I recall). I decided to take a chance on it.

    Even if it fails to straight grade, and gets a “details” grade with a problem notation, I think the eye appeal is such that I shouldn't have any trouble flipping it if that happens.

    Here are the pics I took at the show.



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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Here’s a fun short video about these that a friend of mine (@Aethelred) created.

    Yep, it seems the “Bigfoot” myth had its origins in medieval Europe, though on these coins, he’s more of a hairy, bearded giant- perhaps similar to Hagrid in the Harry Potter stories, only fiercer- than as the apelike cryptid searched for by enthusiasts in North America.

    So essentially, the much older European Bigfoot is … the Wild Man.
  4. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Well-Known Member

    I actually minted those, in a previous life, as a self-image.....and now, I'm almost there again, sort of a twofer one!!!! :p
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  5. desertgem

    desertgem Senior Errer Collecktor

    That looks like ......., Well its not me, but I can't say if I wish to stay here :) Jim :)
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  6. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

    Nice. Even if you get a details grade (unlikely) you won't have trouble moving it. It doesn't matter as much on world coins.
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  7. BuffaloHunter

    BuffaloHunter Short of a full herd Supporter

    Regardless of what the slab reads, anybody should be happy to have this piece in their collection.
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  8. Maxfli

    Maxfli Well-Known Member

    Very nice! I predict a straight grade ... but what do I know? :D
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  9. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    There are "Wildman" aka "Bigfoot/ Yeti" sightings all over the World/ in past and thru present day. Sir Edmund Hillary went on expeditions to locate the Yeti in Nepal. George I of Braunschweig-Lünenburg/ Hannover/ Great Britain kept a "wild boy" named Peter as a "pet".
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  10. H8_modern

    H8_modern Attracted to small round-ish art

    Just ran across my pics of your coins little brother


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    KBBPLL Well-Known Member

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  12. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    I sold the coin, but am likely about to purchase a very similar one of the same date, which is straight-graded AU55:

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