Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Ag76, Feb 6, 2019.
Vatican? (Added) Oops should have read your post. Nice.
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I would assume you are talking about the 1 1/2 pence sitting on the crown. Yeah, they were struck for some of the British "protectorates"
POMERANIA Bogislaw XIV Taler 1631
1732 Mainz taler
1732 Mainz 1/2 taler
What a stunning taler & half taler. It looks like a medal and may as well be one with a mintage of only 200 pcs.
On the death of Fritz, one life ends and another begins. 1732 was when George Washington was born. I once tried to buy a mint state French ecu of that year but missed it.
Oh well, I suppose I can always pick up a 1732 Pillar Dollar...
@Gallienus! Most would agree that the most commonly recognized standard for talers is Davenport (DAV-). In the case of these Mainz issues, each is listed in Krause but not included in Davenport. There were multiple issues commemorating this event (1/8 taler KM#261, 1/4 taler KM#263, 1/2 taler KM#265, and a 1 taler KM#266). The same circumstances exist for the multiple denominations issued by Mainz for 1743 and 1763 sede vacante events. I use the Zepernick classification as my principle guide for these bishopric issues since it has more consistent coverage in this corner of the German States hobby. Erlanger and Heller are also quite comprehensive classification guides. My personal opinion is that these are the 18th century version of the commemorative 1-year type issued as regular circulating coinage. The issues might not have circulated much in practice (althought I have seen many well worn examples), but the pieces were struck according to accepted size and weight of standard denominations. Perhaps others can add clarity.
Rev.: EX.AVRO._ ARGENTEA._ RE_ SVRGIT ( from gold it arises again, made of silver). Sun shining down on phoenix rising from flames, dividing N.d O.V (= Nicole d'Orgemont Vigevi, Barone de la Fontaine, mm 1793-98)
This presentation coin consists of 1 ounce of silver. It weighs 68.2 g with a diameter of 48 mm. The reverse motto ex auro argentea resurgit refers to the very peculiar nature of this coin. The gigantic silver piece was the rebirth of an older traditional Sicilian one ounce coin, which had been minted for centuries in gold (4.4 grams). It is therefore the rebirth and transmutation of gold into silver at a 1 to 15.5 ratio which was being celebrated !
You have a beautiful Sicilian giant crown from the Palermo mint. The King on this coin is sometimes called Ferdinando di Borbone. He was the son of King Carlo III di Borbone who would later become King Charles III of Spain . That's a coin I've been hoping to get one day but they are too expensive for me.
The more common Sicilian 12 Tari crown of that era was 27.32 grams . The 30 Tari coin was huge at 68.2 grams. I don't think they were used too much.
Yes, I think they were struck for presentation purposes rather than for general circulation.
Would you happen to have a photo of the edge of this coin. I'm sure the pattern must have been unique.
1852 Brazil 2000 Reis
1969 India 10 Rupees
It has a decorated edge but I don't have a picture Edges are a problem for my scanner. If I can get a half-decent photo, I will post it in due course.
Count Johann VIII of Hoya zu Stolzenau (1529-74) had a successful career in the church, although in the process he confused what number Johann he was. He became Prince-Bishop of Osnabrück as Johann IV in 1553 and of Münster in 1556 as Johann III (although he is often referred to as Johann IV since Osnabrück was his major bishopric). He also became Administrator of the Bishopric of Paderborn in 1568 as Johann II. Overall, he strove for a fundamental reform of the ecclesiastical administration and he had Protestant sympathies.
1858PTS FJ, Bolivia, Silver 4 Soles, NGC XF 40, KM# 123.2.
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