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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 sweidsh swweden sverige sweded swedish seeden rige vereinsthaler joachimstaler taler thalers gvs adolp adolph gt xs mon nova civi 2 3 adolphe adolf crown tiara earth globe ball circle ring coat arms shield crowned crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera circled encircle crrcle cirle circlet circles circlr circal citcle encircled ringed circumscibed cirlce circel encircles encircling rings circling cirlces circular cicurling circumscribed coats crests insignia crested crest creast sheild shiled shied chevrons shileld shild escucheon shelid chevron ashield shields

  

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