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Offline andyg

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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #90 on: May 03, 2020, 03:12:24 PM »
... and finally  :)

The 1500's

2 Kreuzer, Bavaria, 1506.

I hope you have enjoyed this little tour of coins by decade, some of them were indeed terribly tricky to work out where they are from!
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #91 on: May 03, 2020, 03:22:24 PM »

Mrbadexample complained observed that it could not be pinned down to a decade

No complaints here my friend. ;)

I wouldn't have thought to check mint marks. As always though, I can't attempt one of your quizzes without learning something. Usually several things. I'll probably be coming back later with more questions about the ones I couldn't get, too. :)

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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #92 on: May 03, 2020, 04:00:22 PM »
I'd not thought of the mintmasters marks either until it was pointed out that the Prussian coin could not be pinned to a decade, it certainly wasn't planned!
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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #93 on: May 03, 2020, 05:59:19 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 :)

Is this an error coin ?






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Re: The terribly tricky lockdown competition
« Reply #94 on: May 03, 2020, 06:45:25 PM »
The one on Numista got the N right, so this is indeed an error. Similar errors are more often made, as dies were cut in mirror image.

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