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How Far Back Can We Go? Sixth Edition!

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 Posted 09/20/2020  08:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Such a super coin. City view in miniature

And more interesting history, @erafjel.
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 Posted 09/20/2020  10:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add erafjel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Love that miniature view of Frankfurt am Main!

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I wonder what the King would have made of his Danish brother across the water whose experiment with Liberalism had failed and seen the embarassing exit of his wife and the German interloper Struensee

Being married to the Danish King's sister, Gustav III probably discussed Struensee and his actions quite extensively. The Swedish King was however no liberal. In 1772 (not long after Struensee's execution the same year, although that is unrelated) he abolished the (somewhat limited) freedom of the press which had prevailed in Sweden since 1766, deprived the Parliament and government of all real power, declaring himself as absolute monarch. This coup d'etat ended what in Swedish history is known as the Age of Liberty, which had lasted since 1719.
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 Posted 09/21/2020  12:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pepactonius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1776 -- Electorate of Bavaria, 20 kreuzer:



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1776 -- Kingdom of Great Britain, 1 guinea:



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 Posted 09/21/2020  08:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Another Poland 1 grosz coin, 1776. In this year the young Polish engineer Tadeusz Kosciuszko arrived in Philadelphia to first help with fortifying the city, then served in the Hudson Valley and upstate New York, finally going back to Poland after our new nation's fate was well established, in 1784.



And now, a small rant on Krause / NGC.
For Poland the 1 grosz denomination shows up in the NGC database as:
Poland / All Regions / groschen
Poland / All Regions / grossus
Poland / All Regions /grosz
as well as in some subregions (East Prussia, Elbing, Galicia, Posen)
Despite the term "grossus" reverse, this one is listed under grosz
I realize they have just imported stuff from predecessor references, but the lack of consistency of any kind (as far as I can tell) is pretty annoying.
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 Posted 09/21/2020  8:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A few to choose from today for me. Here is a Duit from Gelderland (Netherlands East Indies) dated 1776 AD.


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 Posted 09/21/2020  9:21 pm  Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The 1776 date is about the only somewhat clear thing left on this 1776-Mo 2 Reales.


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 Posted 09/22/2020  03:32 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great Britain 1775 farthing:
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Nice variety of world coins the last two days! (I counted 10 different nation-states).
Poland again for me (as it will be for the next 3+ weeks), this 1775 2 grosze silver (= 1/2 zloty or polzlotek; 160 to a Cologne mark):


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1775 -- Viceroyalty of New Spain, 1/2 real:



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1775 Russia 5 Kopeks


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1775 is the single most common date for imitative (contemporary counterfeit) British halfpence, of which I have quite a lot.

Here are two examples -- the first is double struck and the second is very underweight.




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Here we have a 1775 1/12 Thaler from Brunswick-Lüneburg. The obverse is unfortunately damaged.

1/12 Thaler, or 160 to make 1 Mark Conventionsmünze.


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