GERMANY HAMBURG 1 sechsling 1855 A


GERMANY, HAMBURG, 1 sechsling, 1855 A, billon, 0.0061 ozT, KM276, XF

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Hamburg, in northern Germany, is the second largest German city, and is it’s own state in the Federal Republic. It was made an Imperial Free City in 1189 with tax-free access to the North Sea Trade. It grew rich and started a system of offices in other countries that developed into the Hanseatic League of large commercial cities. It participated in the formation of the German Empire as a special case with extra rights.

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.