Hamburg 1808-HSK 32 schilling Dav-657

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Jean Elsen sale 136, lot 1247
This specimen was lot 1247 in Jean Elsen sale 136 (Brussels, March 2018), where it sold for €60 (about US$88 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, HAMBOURG, sous occupation française, AR 32 Schilling, 1808HSK. D/ Armes de la ville. R/ Valeur et date en quatre lignes. Très Beau. (Germany, city of Hamburg, under French occupation, silver 32 schilling of 1808. Obverse: city arms; reverse: value and date in four lines. Very fine.)"
This coin was struck while the port was under French occupation.

Recorded mintage: 210,000.

Specification: 18.32 g, .750 fine silver, .441 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Gaed. 655; J. 38; A.K.S. 12, KM-530, Dav-657.


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  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 136: Collection Martiny, Collection Nef, Collection Casterman, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2018.

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