|Issuer||Free city of Augsburg (German states)|
|Type||Standard circulation coin|
|Value||1 Pfennig (1/480)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.Forster# 688
Albrecht Forster, Richard Schmid; 1897. Die Münzen der freien Reichsstadt Augsburg. Dr. R. Merzbacher, Munich, Germany.
Pine cone within shield
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After Neuss and Trier, Augsburg is Germany's third oldest city, founded in 15 BC by the Romans as Augusta Vindelicorum, named after the Roman emperor Augustus. It was a Free Imperial City from 1276 to 1803 and the home of the patrician Fugger and Welser families that dominated European banking in the 16th century. The city played a leading role in the Reformation as the site of the 1530 Augsburg Confession and 1555 Peace of Augsburg. The Fuggerei, the oldest social housing complex in the world, was founded in 1513 by Jakob Fugger.
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