The Portugaleser of Hamburg

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January 24, 2019 – There are only a few early-modern coins which were designed as elaborately as the bankportugaleser of Hamburg. This film on Künker’s Berlin Auction 316 is dedicated to them.

It tells you where the portugaleser came from originally, why they are sometimes spelled portugalöser and sometimes portugaleser, and who commissioned them apart from the Girobank of Hamburg.

CoinsWeekly has published a detailed auction preview about this sale. For having a look at the text featuring many pictures click here, if you are short of time, you might prefer the Künker preview in films.