GERMANY BADEN 1 kreuzer 1856


GERMANY, BADEN, Ludwig II, 1852-58, 1 kreuzer, 1856, Obverse: PRINZ…,copper, KM231, a bit of light corrosion reverse, cleaned aVF

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Baden is in the far southwestern corner of Germany. From 1125 it was ruled by margraves, who were military commanders of the Marches (borders) of the Holy Roman Empire. It was made an electorate, meaning the margrave could vote in the election of the Emperor, in 1803. In 1806 it became a Grand Duchy, which was almost a kingdom.

The political arrangements that resulted in the nations of modern Europe began to emerge out of local autonomy starting in the 7th century AD or so. Europe, for our purposes, stretches from Greenland to somewhere in Russia. Collectors of Europe would likely include Russia. Collectors of Asia, even though about 2/3 of Russia is in Asia, probably not.

By “Modern World Coins” we mean here, generally, the round, flat, shiny metal objects that people have used for money and still do. “Modern,” though, varies by location. There was some other way they were doing their economies, and then they switched over to “modern coins,” then they went toward paper money, now we’re all going toward digital, a future in which kids look at a coin and say “What’s that?” We’ll say: “We used to use those to buy things.” Kids will ask “How?” The main catalog reference is the Standard Catalog of World Coins, to which the KM numbers refer.