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Numismatic Puzzle: Katanga Cross

Today’s puzzle is a Katanga cross from southern Kongo.

Numismatic Puzzle: Isabella I and Ferdinand II

Today’s puzzle is a Dobla Excelente (c.1497 ) of the “Catholic Monarchs” Ferdinand II of Aragón and Isabella I of Castile.

Numismatic Puzzle: Anastasius and Clovis

In the 5th century, new rulers established themselves in the Western Roman Empire – and they often had little experience in coinage. This gold coin imitates a solidus of the Eastern Roman Emperor Anastasius, but it was minted in Gaul under the Merovingian King Clovis I.

Numismatic Puzzle: Vreneli, Switzerland (1925)

Today’s puzzle is a 100 CHF Swiss gold coin, a so-called Vreneli, of 1925.

Numismatic Puzzle: Pfennig, Germany 1950

Today’s puzzle is a German 1 Pfennig 1950 with the characteristic oak sprig.

Numismatic Puzzle: Feather Money

Today’s puzzle is a teau of feather money, wrapped in palm leaves from the Santa Cruz Islands.

Numismatic Puzzle: Groat of Maria I of England

Today’s puzzle is a groat (c.1553-1558) of Maria I of England, “Bloody Mary”.

Numismatic Puzzle: Louis XIII

Today’s puzzle is a 1641 Louis d‘or by King Louis XIII of France.

Numismatic Puzzle: Reichstaler of Albrecht von Wallenstein (1627)

Today’s puzzle is a 1627 reichstaler of Albrecht von Wallenstein.

Numismatic Puzzle: 2 Euro Vatican Benedict XVI

Today’s puzzle is a 2 euro coin of the Vatican with Pope Benedict XVI (2012).