Riga (16)21 schilling
This specimen was lot 73406 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, June 2020), where it sold for $110. The catalog description noted, "LIVONIA. Schilling ("Riga Penny"), (16)21. Riga Mint. Sigismund III of Poland. NGC MS-63. A lustrous and charming example of this choice billon issue." This type was struck 1601-22 while Riga was theoretically Polish. In 1621, the town was seized by the Swedish and held by them until captured by Russia in 1720.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM 5; Kop-8103.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The February 2020 Collector's Choice sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2020.