Why add the About Uncirculated 1300-1400 Austria, Hall Silver Hand Heller to your collection?
The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) gave this 1300-1400 Austria, Hall Silver Hand Heller the grade About Uncirculated (50-58 on the Sheldon Scale). Excellent condition for being over 600 years old! This heller example was struck in silver. Over time this denomination was debased with copper and became the Austrian “pennig” or penny. The experts at NGC have determined that this specimen was struck in Hall, Austria.
Hand and cross designs
The coin’s obverse bears the depiction of the right Hand of God as if held up in blessing. It was unusual in the Middle Ages for only a part of God to be depicted in Art or coinage. This depiction was at first thought to be blasphemous because of the lack of the rest of God’s body being depicted. Eventually, when coupled with the reverse Cross design, the coin became a representation of Divine blessings and luck.
About Uncirculated example with great eye appeal
The About Uncirculated (AU50-AU58) coin that you will receive features full details on the coin with only slight loss of design details on the highest points of the design due to circulation in medieval commerce. Overall, many About Uncirculated examples have more eye appeal than their low Mint State counterparts. This makes high About Uncirculated examples an excellent bargain. Because these coins were minted by hand, no two are exactly alike. Each coin is unique, thus the picture is only a representation of the coin that you will receive. However, each coin is guaranteed to be graded between AU50 and AU58 on NGC’s grading scale. Story vault holders house each of these coins.