1525-1569 Prussia, Silver Groschen – Albrecht von Brandenburg NGC AU Story Vault


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Why purchase this Silver Groschen of Prussian Duke Albrecht von Brandenburg?

The Prussian Groschen of the middle ages was a thick silver coin with a diameter measuring approximately 22-23 mm with a weight of around 2 grams. This Groschen was struck 1525-1569 for Albrecht von Brandenburg, the first Duke of Prussia.

Realistic Portrait of the Duke

The bearded, armored portrait of Albrecht von Brandenburg, is located on the obverse, surrounded by a circular frame containing the inscription “IVSTVS EX FIDE VIVIT” (The Just lives on Faith) and date. Many varieties of this obverse were struck, with differences mostly occurring in the neck armor as well as the style and shape of the Duke’s beard.

Featured on the reverse is the coat of arms of Prussia, a spread eagle with a crowned “S” on its chest. Inscribed “ALBER D G MAR BRAN DVX PRVSS,” which means “Albert, by the grace of elder for the Margrave of Brandenburg, Duke of Prussia.”

NGC About Uncirculated Coin

This Prussian Albrecht von Brandenburg Silver Groschen struck 1525-1569 received the grade of About Uncirculated from Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). Equivalent to a Sheldon Scale grade of 50-53, the coin will exhibit complete image details with evidence of light, even wear across the surface and slight flattening on the coin’s highest points. The silver Groschen is protected in a labeled NGC holder in a Story Vault display case, along with a brief description of Albrecht von Brandenburg’s life and reign.

Make this 1525-1569 Prussian Silver Groschen the next addition to your collection!

Additional information







Metal Type


Packaging Type

Story Vault



Strike Type

Mint state

Issuing Country

United States

Metal Content

.0643 oz