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How Far Back Can We Go? Sixth Edition!

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1750 -- Prince-Bishopric of Liege, 1 liard:



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1750 -- Kingdom of Portugal and the Algarves, 400 reis:



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Here is a 1750 AK copper 1/4 Stuber from the Duchy of Jülich-Berg: the weak strike is normal.




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 Posted 10/17/2020  12:36 am  Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And getting back to Britain, here is a really rough 1750 halfpenny of George II.


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An equally rough 1750 British shilling:
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Ferrara is a small, charming Italian city situated between the more famous cities of Bologna and Venice, near where the Po River empties into the Adriatic Sea. I spent some time there on business trips in the 1980s and 1990s.
In late medieval and Renaissance times, it was ruled by the Este family, who were contemporaries of more famous Italian dynasties like the Visconti and Sforza (Milan), Medici (Florence) and Gonzaga (Mantova), and equally active parons of the arts. From 1471 they reigned as dukes of Ferrara, until the last, Alfonso II died childless, and the duchy became a Papal State (another line of the Este family continued to rule in nearby Modena and Reggio).
From a numismatic viewpoint, there is first ducal coinage from the late 13th century until 1598, including some spectacular (and pricey!) large silver of the later dukes, and then typical Papal states coins starting in 1598. The last coins minted there were issued under Pope Benedict XIV, between 1740 and 1751.
As no coins were minted in the name of a Polish king during the 1740s, I have been working on filling in some of these dates with Ferrara coppers.
Here is a 1/2 baiocco (= 1/200 scudo) dated as regnal year X (August 1749-August 1750)

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Probably breaking rules here as I no longer own due to it being exposed as a fake



Kingdom of Great Britain, silver plated copper halfcrown forgery - probably contemporary to the era. There is a small chance this coin is genuine.

Originally I thought it was a bargain as it was cheap, but some people here and elesehwere had doubts and I realised it was too good to be true, it is much more coppery coloured in the flesh and the dealer had a reputation for making mistakes - so back it went.

This is the first and last time I will post a coin not present with me. But I did own it during the period this thread was running and the photo is mine.
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
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Another schilling from Hamburg (1750 AD):


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1749 -- Kingdom of Sweden, 1 ore:



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A grotty, worn and porous British 1749 farthing:
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Oops. A little late. I never got around duit.


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A little late. I never got around duit.


I think you waited just so you could say that

1749 Brabant 1/2 Ducaton, Antwerp mint (another recent auction win, photos of auction house,as the coin is intransit).
A younger portrait of Maria Teresa than her more famous one. Maybe we will see a still younger one in copper in a few days?

I don't think we said much about her amidst the parade of 1780s thalers. She would be the only female leader of the Hapsburg empire, and despite being the only child of Charles VI , was not raised with an education that would have prepared her for the throne. Her accession on his death in 1740 triggered the war of the Austrian Succession, as Prussia and Bavaria contested her right to rule, and seized Hapsburg territory (notably Silesia). The dust only settled when Charles of Bavaria died paving the way for M-T's husband, Francis of Lorraine, to join her as emperor Francis I. Subsequent rulers are said to be of the House of Hapsburg-Lorraine
That marriage made an interesting connection in my collection: I collect Duchy of Lorraine and Duchy of Brabant. Francis was the last duke in the House of Lorraine, and since 1482 the Dukes/Duchesses of Brabant have come from the House of Hapsburg.

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Here is a Swedish Ore dated 1749 AD:




@tdz, that is a sweet Half Ducaton. Didja get it from Elsen?
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Her accession on his death in 1740 triggered the war of the Austrian Succession, as Prussia and Bavaria contested her right to rule, and seized Hapsburg territory (notably Silesia).


Frederick might have been mad at having Austria prevent his marriage to the Princess Amelia, sister of Britain's George II. I've read that it was Eugene of Savoy who insisted the Austrian Emperor prevent the marriage. Instead Frederick had a wife chosen for him by Austria, a wife whom he despised.
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1748 -- Duchy of Wurttemberg, 15 kreuzer:



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