Oobie's Blog

14 Jan 2021

Goertz Daler Variety 13: 1717 Wett Och Wapen - Bold Reverse

Young Numismatists Exchange | Oobie

My search for Goertz daler varieties continues, and I have found yet another. This one on the reverse of the 1717 Wett Och Wapen piece. I have been relaxing the past few weeks and stopping myself from working on my projects because I wanted to give my mind some rest after the rough school semester, but I am getting back into the swing of things now. I must admit, it is very difficult to break the habit of staying up late and waking up late. Nonetheless, I am acclimating myself to my old routines.

As aforementioned, the variety occurs on the reverse of the 1717 Wett Och Wapen piece, which is a piece I have yet to denote a variety on. The reverse of the Wett Och Wapen piece is much like the reverse of 1718 pieces and the 1719 piece: The stated value is centered in an oval, which is decorated with a certain theme. The focal point of this variety is the stated value, so we will be looking at the letters. Like the majority of reverse varieties I have found that focus on the letters, this variety is about bold letters versus not bold letters. On the not-bold reverse, the letters have definitive space between them and are not crowded. The letter D on the not-bold reverse is very close to the left side of the oval; it is touching the oval. However, on the Bold Reverse, which is the generic name I am giving to all pieces with such, the letters are much larger and have virtually no definitive space between them. There is not much else to describe on this variety since it is self-explanatory, so I will leave it at this for now.

This blog is relatively short since the variety does not require much description. Hopefully, I will be more active soon, for writing blogs helps relax me from schoolwork a little bit. I am working on a pitch for what I am hoping turn into an article. Also, my article in the February 2021 issue of The Numismatist is out, so if you find these varieties interesting, then you will probably find my article about the history of these pieces interesting. Nonetheless, thank you all for your support, and I hope you enjoyed. Stay safe out there.

Gabe, a.k.a. Oobie



Level 6

Really cool! Beautiful coin! ; )

walking liberty

Level 4

that is a cool coin! simple yet interesting


Level 5

Nice find, Gabe! Waiting for the next one! Cya 'round!


Level 4

Thanks! This Daler info is pretty much all new for me, love it :-)

Sweet! I wonder why the crowns were on a raised platform.


Level 5

Another great find. Thanks for posting and enjoying your article in The Numismatist !


Level 5

Nice work! I will probably wait until the physical copy of the February Numismatist comes in. I just like to read it that way better. I am excited for what you have to say, and thanks for the update!


Level 5

As always, I enjoyed reading about this variety. Nice balance, coins & school. Later!


Level 7

Nice blog. We all need to take a break. But you have your priorities right. School. And it sounds important to you. That's great. This hobby will always be here school is one shot. You get a great job the hobby will be here when your done with school. I found out it takes money to buy money. Your on the right track. Keep it going.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Interesting blog


Level 5

Nice blog and discovery!


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