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Germany Strassburg 3 Kreuzer  1600 to 1607
Germany Strassburg 3 Kreuzer 1600 to 1607

Hi Coco -- You supplied no description of the coin, so we are taking a wild stab at identification. The coin in our picture is a 3 kreuzer from the old German city of Strassburg (now Strasbourg, France). Karl (Carl, Carol) von Lothringen was a Bishop there from 1597 to 1608, and this coin carries his inscription. The general area near the Rhine river is known as Alsace, and Karl was known as Charles de Lorraine (Lothringen). The full inscription reads:

CAROL CARD LOTH EP ARG AL LS RVDOL II RO IMP AVG P F DEC

The nice looking coin in our picture comes from Poinsignon Numismatique in Strasbourg where it is on sale for 75 euros (about $100 US dollars). It is likely that Poinsignon purchased the coin for about one-half the retail price. This is a typical mark-up for such coins. The mark-up, of course, keeps the dealership solvent.

Typical catalog values for Strassburg 3 kreuzers are:

worn: $10 US dollars approximate catatlog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved: $60
fully uncirculated: $120

Use our Important Terminology page to convert catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 9838 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: coco, Mon, 26-Dec-2011 15:02:32 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 06-Dec-2013 19:30:17 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Thu, 03-Dec-2015 22:22:25 GMT
Requester description: 1603 carl v lothringen
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