Oobie's Blog

16 Dec 2020

Goertz Daler Variety 10: 1718 Saturnus - Close Baby & Far Baby

Young Numismatists Exchange | Oobie

As promised, I am writing my second blog of the evening about another variety I found on the 1718 Saturnus Goertz daler. This variety occurs on the obverse of the coin, specifically dealing with the placement of Saturnus’ figure. I found this variety a couple blogs ago when I was discussing a reverse variety on a pair of Saturnus dalers, so I will be reusing the same images I used in that blog.

As I mentioned, the variety occurs on the obverse of the Saturnus daler. On the obverse, the figure of Saturnus, deemed “Father Time,” wields a scythe and cradles a baby. The baby is the most noticeable part of this variety. When looking at the two attached images, you can see that one baby is closer to the ‘S’ of ‘Saturnus,’ while the other is further away. The closer baby is so close to the ‘S’ that it almost appears it is reaching out to grab it; a critical art thinker could probably come up with a hidden meaning for that . . . only joking. I have seen a few with babies close to the ‘S’, and I have seen close to the same amount that are further away from the ‘S.’ I figure the best name to give these two varieties would be “Close Baby” and “Far Baby.” The names sound odd, so I might change them in the future, but I am not the most creative when it comes to titles or names. If any of you can think of a more suiting name, please let me know, and I will change it if I think it fits.

Like I said in the last blog about the Saturnus daler, there is a variety in the date, but I plan on making a much larger blog discussing the different date varieties. Until I find time to work on image editing for that blog, I will continue to write these smaller blogs to catalog all the varieties I find. Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoyed this shorter write-up. As always, if you have any questions or thoughts you would like to add, please feel free to message me or reply.

-Gabe, a.k.a. Oobie



Level 5

Very cool coins. Your details are well done describing their features.


Level 6

This one is pretty cool! I like the design ; ) Thanks for sharing!


Level 5

Nice work! Are those your coins? As for the names, having baby in it just doesn't sound right, though it is accurate. I am sure you will make a good decision.

It's Mokie

Level 6

That is one long skinny baby. (: Thanks for sharing your knowledge.


Level 5

You should write a book on the subject. Very interesting area of collecting. A great specialty area to be an collector of. Nice to read about these. Thanks


Level 5

Very very cool! I'm impressed that you noticed! Cheers, NM

I. R. Bama

Level 5

You must be the world's authority in this area of Numismatics!


Level 7

I'm glad you wrote this I was waiting. Great eyes. You see the smallest detail. Again like the others a great blog. Keep them coming!!


Level 5

That is so cool, nice observation of detail. I love these coins and I had never heard or seen one before you posted your first blog on them. As I said before, because of my current obligations, I will not be collecting these but I can certainly collect and love them from afar with you. This is one of the reasons I love talking and exchanging ideas and photos of collections with you guys and gals. I am able to enjoy and see coins I would have never been exposed to. Thank You once again. Later!

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