1591 3 Grossus-Sigmund lll Vasa Riga; long and pointed beard

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  1. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    This specimen bas been on my radar for quite awhile now.

    Issuer : Dutches of Livonia
    Duke ; Sigismund lll Vasa
    Years; 1590-1600
    Value; 3 Grossus = 1/12 Thaler
    Composition silver [.844] fine
    Weight ; 2.09 g.
    Diameter; 21.2 mm close to a U.S. nickel in diameter
    Shape round
    Technique Hammered
    Orientation variable ailignment
    Number N# 65317
    Edge smooth
    Mint Riga
    Litiva (1211~ 1700)

    1591 # 2) SIG · III · D : G · REX · PO · D · LI / GR OS - ARG · TRIP - CIVI · RI - GE

    Crowned bust facing right with a longer, pointed beard surrounded by legend.

    Script: Latin

    Lettering: SIG × III × D : G · REX × PO × D × LI

    Unabridged legend: Sigismund III Dei Gratia Rex Polonia Dux Livoniae

    Translation: Sigismund III , with God's grace, King of Poland and Duke of Livonia


    Castle under crossed keys divides date and first line in four line inscription; value at top in Roman numerals.

    Script: Latin

    15 91
    GR OS
    ARG × TRIP
    CIVI × RI
    × GE

    Unabridged legend: Grossus Argentea Triplex Civitatis Rigensis

    Translation: Silver triple grossus of the city of Riga

    I grade this specimen at Au.

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    Paddy's file name Maynard G. Krebs
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  3. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

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    Post yout 15/16 century hammered coins.
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  4. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

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    1623 6 Groszy Kopicki

    Features Issuer Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth KingSigismund III Vasa (1587-1632)
    Type Standard circulation coin Years1623-1627 (1595-1627) Value Szóstak = 6 Groszy Currency First Złoty (1573-1795) Composition Silver Weight 3.65 g Diameter 25.0 mm Thickness1.1 mm Shape Round ,Orientation Variable alignment ↺Demonetized~Yes Number-N# 170525
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  5. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    Danzig, Sigismund III, Ort, 1/4 Thaler - 10 Groszy, 1624/23, Berlin

    Description: Sigismund III in ruff collar., Oval coat of arms between two rampant lions., Kopicki: 7505, SIGIS·III·D:G:REX·POL·M :L·R R· / 1 - 6, ·MONETA·CIVIT:GEDANENSIS· / 23·

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