Germany: Joseph & His Brothers inflationary copper jeton, 1772 (Brett-1936)
Item code: 0130288

Sales price $200.00

Germany: Joseph and His Brothers inflationary Jeton ("Josefs-Jeton" - "Joseph und Seine Bruder" Rechenpfennig), 1772; struck in copper; by Johann Christian Reich (Germany, Brandenburg): size: 30mm, weight: 6g.

Obverse: depicts Joseph (without corn-sack) and his brothers (kneeling before him) surmounted by German legend "DIE THEURUNG IM LAND. MACHT IOSEPH BEKANT." (loosely translated as "The Famine in the Land Makes Joseph"), and below on 3 lines: "IOH:CH:REICH.FEC" and "DANTES.FA: 1772.".

Reverse: coin rotation strike (obverse and reverse inverted to each other); 14-linedlegend starting with "1771" and listing various food item costs; text ends with year "1772.".

In VF-EF (possibly even an UNC piece with poor detail due to a weak strike) - exhibits excellent luster and lovely toning; reverse shows great detail though two spots appear faintly due to weak strike; Brettauer-1936; P.u.R.-154; struck in copper/alloy(!) - not listed with this metal in Brettauer or P.u.R. See item 0130290 for a specimen in copper.

מילות מפתח: מדליות אנטישמיות סטיריות יוסף ואחיו יודאיקה יודאיכה יוהאן רייך גרמניה