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Hi, I have joined the forum as I am after help with 2 coins that I inherited from my father.

Although he was a keen collector and owned the Stanadard catalogues for coin collecting the

2 coins are not in the books.

 

I have spent many hours on the net searching for info on the coins and so far this is what I have found.

 

GERMAN STATES WURTTEMBURG

60 KREUZERS or 1 GULDEN

One is date 1573 ans the other 157Z ( it is a Z)

and could be MB#131 and MB#137

but I need some kind person with the Krause German coins 1501 to identify them or

if possible send me a scan of the relevant pages ( can't afford the book myself)

I hopefully have attached the pics of the coins and the other info is

1573 - approx 40mm Dia - 24 grams

157Z - approx 38mm dia - 25 grams.

 

1573 FRONT

1573Coin.jpg

1573 BACK

1573CoinBack.jpg

 

157Z FRONT

157ZCoin.jpg

157Z Back

157ZCoinBack.jpg

 

Many thanks Jim

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Hello Jim and welcome to CoinPeople. Don't know anything about your coins except that they are quite beautiful. Hopefully someone will be along with some info for you.

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Further info for my 2 coins.

 

Never noticed before but written on the edge of both coins is :-

 

wurtt landessparkasse 1000

 

Web search reveals a SAVINGS BANK in STUTTGART that has gone,

so why would there be their name on the edge?

 

Also COINQUEST.COM reckon that they are possibly commercially made copies?

So I still don't know if they are genuine or not?

 

Any help??

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Never noticed before but written on the edge of both coins is :-

 

wurtt landessparkasse 1000

 

Web search reveals a SAVINGS BANK in STUTTGART that has gone,

so why would there be their name on the edge?

 

1000 refers to them being made of fine silver, and the name of the bank suggests that they were the ones who ordered these made, perhaps as gifts to customers opening new accounts, or for some other promotional activity.

 

That 1000% confirms that these are not genuine original pieces.

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Banks in Germany sold (probably still sell) bullion coins and medals as part of their services. For example, I bought this silver medal in 1969 while living in Germany as an exchange student:

 

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Banks in Germany sold (probably still sell) bullion coins and medals as part of their services. For example, I bought this silver medal in 1969 while living in Germany as an exchange student:

 

909520.jpg

 

Very interesting - I was not aware of that! Here, there's only one bank that carries bullion, and only in the form of maples (and they're only stocked at HQ so you need to order ahead of time and wait)

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