Holas Coin Amigos, in the ongoing attempt to help keep this chatting board alive
and perhaps generate some coin discussion, Heron reports 2 more additions
to the list of HRE 'states'. These are two more steps towards the goal of 250
different issuing authorities. HRE numbers 217 and 218:
First there is a need to discuss the place named Hanau am Main.
This municipalidade started off as a Roman outpost in 1st Century AD.
1243 - First mention of Hanau Castle.
1308 - received 'charter'.
1429 - Lord promoted to Count.
1451 - Hanau Kreis divided into Hanau Lichtenberg and Hanau Munzenberg.
This coin is a VI Albus of Silver and dated 1693SM. Six Albus aka
12 Kreuzer or 3 Batzen.
This coin measures 26mm dia. The SM stands for Munzanstaltmeister
Sebastion Muller at the Hanau Mint.
Ruler Philipp Rheinhard.
Obverse is an elaborate Lichtenberger Coat of Arms.
Reverse has this:
This coin is a 1 Kreuzer of Billon. Dated 1765IIE. Measures 14mm dia.
[IIE stands for Munzenanstaltmeister Johann Jacob Encke].
Obverse has Munzenberg crowned coat of arms.
Reverse has following:
Ruler in 1765 was Wilhelm IX of Hesse-Kassel.
Note: Heron was very pleased to acquire a coin of Munzenberg.
This could be translated as Money Mountain or perhaps Mountain
of Money. Either way it is a treat for a coin collector!
Coins Germania Ebay.
KM Cat Germanian coins 1601 -.
List of States Holy Roman Empire Wikipedia.
NGC World Coins.
Comptoir des Monnaies Alemagne.
Quazoo- Lordship of Hanau.
Can anyone help me identify the origin of this coin?
PIcture of one side included.