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Offline CameronK

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Date confirmation? Schwyz Schilling 1635 (?)
« on: July 27, 2019, 11:13:45 PM »
I'm not expert at interpreting this era's dates, so I appreciate input and help! I picked this piece up on a recent trip, it was identified as a Schilling from Schwyz of 1635. In looking at the date, it looks like 1-6-3-(inverted) 5. However, Krause doesn't list this date. Is this an omission?

The coin dimensions are 1.2g, 20mm

It does list these:

1623
1624
1629
1630
1633
1653
1654
1655
1656
1673

Thanks in advance for your input.

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Re: Date confirmation? Schwyz Schilling 1635 (?)
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2019, 08:15:48 AM »
Taking into account that the last digit of a date was often added at the last moment by another engraver and looking at an enlargement of your enlargement, I think the last digit is a zero, so the date would be 1630. In theory, it could be a cut off 6 or 8 also, but in practice, the date would have been engraved after the rest of the design, so it would have been on top of the rest, not buried below it.

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Offline CameronK

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Re: Date confirmation? Schwyz Schilling 1635 (?)
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2019, 06:01:43 PM »
Thanks for the extra set of eyes, Figleaf!!

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Re: Date confirmation? Schwyz Schilling 1635 (?)
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2019, 09:47:17 AM »
I deliberately looked at the scan before I looked at the list of possible dates according to Krause, to try to prevent myself seeing something that wasn't there, and I independently decided 1630 as well, which happily turns out to be a possible date.

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Re: Date confirmation? Schwyz Schilling 1635 (?)
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2019, 03:32:45 AM »
Thanks, FosseWay!