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2 Thaler Siege currency

2 Thaler (Siege currency) -  obverse

Obverse © Johann David Köhler P.P. Historical coin, 1733

Features

Country City of Jülich
(German states)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1610
Value 2 Taler (2)
Currency Stüber
Composition Silver
Shape Octagonal (8-sided)
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 6
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

Denomination in roman numerals plus round stamp with three-lettered inscription + date.

Lettering:
V
I R
1610
II

Reverse

Uniface.

Comments

Struck during the one-month siege of the Jülich fortress.
Siege coins worth 1 to 20 talers were struck of silver, the largest piece 90 grams. Additionally, a 40 thaler gold coin was struck. The number indicates the value. R stands for Emperor Rudolf II and L stands for Archduke Leopold V.

Struck from silverware.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1610 

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