Wayne V. writes: I have a gold German coin dated 1777 with a bust on the obverse lettered “Fridericus Borussorum Rex”, and a crowned bird clutching banners, with the 1777 date and a large “A” on the reverse. Other web searches revealed nothing about this coin. Perhaps you could help?
You have a 1777 Prussia gold Friedrich d’or. This was minted under Friedrich II, The Great (1740 -1786). The “A” indicates that it was struck at the Berlin Mint. The legend “FRIDERICUS BORUSSORUM REX” translates from the Latin as Friedrich, King of Prussia.
Value Range, depending on condition (grade): $300 -$3,000.