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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #75 on: May 03, 2020, 11:30:22 AM »
The 1580's

A Maley Groschen from Bohemia, 1584.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #76 on: May 03, 2020, 11:34:10 AM »
The 1570's

French again, but this time France proper.
A Teston from 1576
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #77 on: May 03, 2020, 11:40:24 AM »
I imagine these 3 Kr were good across the empire?

Almost. The Southern Netherlands had their own system and coins.

  ps.  Does anyone know of any good catalogues for this part if the world?

The current one is Austria Katalog, starting in 1745. Older ones are covered in an out-of print multi volume catalogue (sorry, forgot the title). Even a single volume is very expensive.

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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #78 on: May 03, 2020, 11:43:09 AM »
I can't yet send the prize to SpaBreda, but at least here's a picture.

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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #79 on: May 03, 2020, 12:39:23 PM »
Thanx Peter ! Great looking coin !!

I think I will remember some of these coins for the rest of my life ...  ;D

Thanx again Andy for a great quiz !

And congratulations to all the other winners ... respect !

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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #80 on: May 03, 2020, 01:16:02 PM »
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.

Why was this coin hard to find? I don' get it. Got to a point where I was pretty sure it had something to do with Saxony due to the coat of arms, but never found it...

I can't find it on Krause, how is it listed?

Btw, do we have stats about the most unguessed coins?

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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #81 on: May 03, 2020, 01:32:22 PM »
Why was this coin hard to find? I don' get it. Got to a point where I was pretty sure it had something to do with Saxony due to the coat of arms, but never found it...

I can't find it on Krause, how is it listed?


Not sure why it was so tricky - but out of all the European coins I chose this took longest to find for everyone.
Below is the listing from Krause.  It can be found under Saxe-Weimar.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #82 on: May 03, 2020, 02:14:02 PM »
So, it seems it's not in Numista neither in Krause World Coins...

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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #83 on: May 03, 2020, 02:24:37 PM »
So, it seems it's not in Numista neither in Krause World Coins...

The scan is from page 859 of my 6th ed 1601-1700 Krause ???
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #84 on: May 03, 2020, 02:34:07 PM »
The 1560's

A 2 Dinar, 1569 from Lithuania
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #85 on: May 03, 2020, 02:38:35 PM »
The 1550's

This impressive dam is from the Mughal mint at Narnol, dated AH962
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #86 on: May 03, 2020, 02:45:01 PM »
The 1540's

A Prussian Groschen, 1544.
Mrbadexample complained that it could not be pinned down to a decade (I'd not realised that it ran concurently with the next coin),  however with a bit of creativity it could - the mintmasters symbol, a cloverleaf just after "PRVSS" was only used in the 1540's and 1550's - and we already have the coin from the 1550's :)
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #87 on: May 03, 2020, 02:51:00 PM »
The 1530's

A Denar from Hungary, 1533.  Kremnitz mint, Madonna and child. These are surprisingly common.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #88 on: May 03, 2020, 02:54:08 PM »
The 1520's

A Mangir from Egypt, dated AH926.
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #89 on: May 03, 2020, 03:07:43 PM »
The 1510's

Sultans of Gujarat, 1½ Falus, AH918   (G170)
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