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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #60 on: May 02, 2020, 09:59:50 PM »
The 1710's

Another Bishopric (these seem to have gone out of fashion) - this time Basel (Switzerland)
A 20 Kreuzer 1716
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #61 on: May 02, 2020, 10:06:19 PM »
The 1700's

4 Pfennig, Rietberg, 1703 - A countship close by to Paderborn.
I've been unable to find out what the "hearts" are in the coat of arms.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #62 on: May 02, 2020, 10:18:12 PM »
The 1690's

A 640 reis from Brazil, 1696.
Just how does one cope with values of 640?
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #63 on: May 02, 2020, 10:25:48 PM »
The 1680's

A liard from Flanders, 1685.
We all thought this was issued earlier than the 1680's - it looks like it should have been :)

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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #64 on: May 02, 2020, 10:31:57 PM »
The 1670's

Another coin that looks far older than it is,  this is a Croat from Barcelona - 1675.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #65 on: May 02, 2020, 11:27:24 PM »
The 1660's

A Soldo from Casale (Italy), 1661
I usually associate sunfaces with Central America and Iran - but here we have one from Europe....

I will try to post the remainder tomorrow, as we go back further in time.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #66 on: May 03, 2020, 10:56:08 AM »
The 1650's

The most terribly tricky European coin I found,
a 3 pfennig from Saxe-Weimar 1652

It commemorates the rebuilding of the ducal palace, or perhaps they were sold to fund the rebuilding.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #67 on: May 03, 2020, 11:00:19 AM »
The 1640's

A double tournois 1642 from the French principality of Boisbelle & Henrichmont
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #68 on: May 03, 2020, 11:06:44 AM »
The 1630's

3 Kreuzer - 1637 - Glatz
We had a bit of a discussion as to where this is from.  It's was certainly was minted in Glatz under the Hapsburgs, Krause has that under Bohemia, other catalogues place in Silesia.   I imagine these 3 Kr were good across the empire?  ps.  Does anyone know of any good catalogues for this part if the world?
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #69 on: May 03, 2020, 11:12:37 AM »
The 1620's

Very minimalist this one.  Even with the entire coin pictured there is not much to go on.
A 3 pfennig from the German state of Anhalt, 1622
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #70 on: May 03, 2020, 11:16:38 AM »
The 1610's

Another French coin, a 2 Liards from Bouillon & Sedan
Some care went into the striking of this one though.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #71 on: May 03, 2020, 11:18:57 AM »
Just how does one cope with values of 640?

The same way one copes with a pound of 240 pennies: by creating a double or even triple unit of account. In the case of Brazil under Peter II, 80 reis (a Portuguese coin) was 1 real (a Spanish coin). Divide denominations by 80 and not only do you get perfectly good denominations, you can also use Spanish colonial coins in circulation.

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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #72 on: May 03, 2020, 11:21:33 AM »
The 1600's

Another 3 Kreuzer, 1607 - this one is from Silesia-Liegnitz-Brieg which can be found under Germany.
This one has the titles of joint rulers - Johann Christian and Georg Rudolph.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #73 on: May 03, 2020, 11:24:36 AM »
I've been unable to find out what the "hearts" are in the coat of arms.

They are water lilies. In the name Rietberg, Riet means reed, indicating the watery character of the local landscape.  The water lillies symbolise the ponds and marshes in the area.

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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #74 on: May 03, 2020, 11:26:23 AM »
The 1590's

A duit from Zwolle, 1596
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