1 Goldgulden - Pilgrim II von Puchheim


Country Bishopric of Salzburg
(Austrian states)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1365-96
Value 1 Goldgulden
Composition Gold
Demonetized Yes
References Fr# 571
Gold Coins of the World: From Ancient Times to the Present
by Arthur L. Friedberg, Ira S. Friedberg
( Coin & Currency Institute, 2017)


Arms within polylobe; rosettes in spandrels



St. John standing facing holding scepter.

Lettering: • + S • IOhA nnЄS • B • P •


Salzburg mint

First gold coin of the Archbishopric of Salzburg, a loose imitation of the Florentine Florin.

The reign of Pilgrim II has been subject to a diversity of opinions concerning his effectiveness at governance. Beyond doubt, however, is that he somehow managed to keep Salzburg relatively neutral through the first half of the Great Western Schism of 1378-1417 (outliving both of the initial antagonists) while increasing the territorial holdings and wealth of his office.

Recorded sales:

  • Heritage Auctions, Auction #3051, 9 January 2017, lot #34112. 29,375.00 USD including Buyer's Premium in MS62 NGC slab.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1365-96) 

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