Germany Pfalz-Simmern 1/2 Batzen 1544 to 1594
You are probably more knowledgable than we are in old, medieval era coinage, Daniel.
We found this coin at the MA Shops which sounds very similar to your coin, dated 1589. You can find this listing at Munzen Sann in the MA Shops. It is priced at 70 euros.
CoinQuest thanks Munzen Sann for use of their coin photo. You will find many intereting coins at this dealer.
We hope this helps you, Daniel. You should contact the MA Shops and they can give you more information.
Approximate catalog values for all dates are listed below. The date is found as two numerals (such as 89 for 1589) above the two shields.
worn: $8 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved: $90
Most coins fall into the $20 to $35 range of retail value.
, Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Daniel Mincke, Mon, 15-Mar-2010 19:40:15 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sun, 25-Aug-2013 01:17:44 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Sat, 15-Aug-2015 02:59:51 GMT
Requester description: 1576 Front: Two shields with numbers 76 and letter S letters in clockwise order:'RICH.D.G.CO.PA.RE.DV.BA.A' Back: Cross in circle With letter Z. Letters in clockwise order:'MAZI.Z.ROMA.IMP.DEC.'
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