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Sweden (Livonia) Riga 1/24 Thaler  1622 to 1635
Sweden (Livonia) Riga 1/24 Thaler 1622 to 1635

The city of Riga is in modern-day Latvia, across the Baltic Sea from modern-day Sweden. Back in the early 1600s, Riga was part of Livonia, a region of turbulence as Russia, Poland, Lithuania, and Sweden scrambled for rulership. The name on the coin is Gustav Adolph II, King of Sweden, so we classified this coin under Sweden. Sometimes you see it under Livonia or simply 'Baltic States.'

The denomination is 1/24 thaler. It is made of silver. The collector values are not that high even though the coin is quite old.

worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved: $60

You can find worn examples selling on eBay for as low as $2. A nice specimen like the one in our picture would probably bring $25 at auction.

Coin: 20873 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Tiberius Manaszes, Thu, 24-Mar-2016 16:27:48 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 25-Mar-2016 02:52:40 GMT
Requester description: 1648 GVS ADOLP GT XS
MON NOVA CIVI RIGE 2 3 24
Tags: sweden livonia riga 1 thaler sveriges sver sweidsh sveridge swweden sverige sweded swedish seeden rige vereinsthaler joachimstaler taler thalers gvs adolp adolph mon nova civi 2 3 adolphe adolf novae crown tiara earth sphere globe ball circle ring coat shield arms crowned crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera spheres balls globes hemisphere orb circled encircle crrcle cirle circlet circles circlr circal citcle encircled circuit ringed circumscibed incircled cirlce circel circumference encircles encircling rings circling cirlces circular cicurling circumscribed sheild coats shiled crests shied chevrons shileld shild escucheon insignia arm shelid crested crest chevron creast shields

  

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