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Huszár 576, Pohl 117-_, Unger 449_, Réthy II 121, Frynas H.27.4
Zsigmond/Sigismund of Luxembourg (1387-1437; Holy Roman Emperor 1433-1437).

AR denar, .43 g., 14.34 mm. max., 180°

Obv: mOn • SIG-ISmVnDI, Patriarchal cross.

Rev: + REGIS VnGARIE • ETC, Four-part shield (Árpádian stripes and Brandenburg eagle), star above, E to left.

The type was struck in 1390-1427 (per Pohl, Huszár, Unger and Frynas). This mintmark was possibly struck in Nagybánya/now Baia Mare, Romania (cf. Pohl 117-45 with the star above).

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 4; Unger value 8 DM; Frynas rarity rating C. This coin has an apparently unrecorded mintmark.

This emission was struck with a fineness of 0.582 silver and an average weight of 0.51 g. (per Huszár). However, Engel notes that in 1390 Sigismund was able to temporarily restore the stability of the denar by the issuance of this new emission, which was referred to as nova moneta. For thirteen years the value of the denar remained stable, and 100 were the equivalent of the aranyforint. In 1403 debasement occurred, and 130 were the equivalent of the aranyforint. The debasements continued, so that by 1406 the price of the price of an aranyforint was 160 denars, it was 200 in 1421, 225 in 1423 and 320 in 1426.
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quadrans  [Dec 17, 2018 at 05:23 AM]
Another nice piece