This is an update on Heron's acquisitions of 'S' coins of the Holy Roman Empire, Germany,
Swiss Kantons, Italiano Provinces, and Austrian places issued between 1500 and 1870.
Heron recently acquired his first Saxe-Weimar coin. It is dated 1661. Saxe-Weimar
is also known as Sachsen-Alt Weimar. On many of the Deutscher sites it is referred to
as Sachsen-Alt Weimar. Here is what was acquired mid March 2015:
Saxe-Weimar 3 Pfennig Copper coin 16mm and almost round.
Obverse: 3 shield type coats of arms in a '3 leaf' clover type pattern with the Old Saxon
coat of arms at top. Legend above is H.Z.I.G.C.W.B.
Reverse: Typical emperor 'orb' design with the bottom half of 'orb' containing a '3'.
Orb is surrounded by ornate 'shield' outline.
Surprisingly, this coin grades almost VF. Almost because it has one very small 'notch' or
bite out of the edge. Probably someone 'testing' to determine if copper throughout.
'Ess' Coins: This Sachsen-Alt Weimar coin is collection number 36 for 'S' coins.
Italy ............ 2.
Germany is still far in the 'lead' for 'S' coins. However, the "B" category is beginniing
to grow also. But that is to be reported on a rainy day.
As for Saxon coinage, the numero uno item is Saxe-Weimar 1661.
In 1662 was the beginning of a large partition in Saxony. And several more afterwards.
The partitions are listed in alphabetical order and not chronological order:
Counting the recently acquired Sachsen-Alt Weimar, Heron now has 9 different
Saxon coin issues. Almost 100% now. Just takes half a century!
One of the members of this chatting grupo mentioned several times about the
number of different 'issuing authorities' there were during the HRE days.
The issues of Saxony certainly confirm his statements...! However, that is what
makes collecting FUN. Trying to obtain a coin from all issuing authorities of the HRE
1500 to 1870.
Will Heron succeed. Probably not. However, reaching 200 different is now almost a cinch!
[Info source: Heron's accumulation &
I've done some researching and cant for the life of me identify this coin. Any ideas?