Duchy of Courland

Peter Biron, 1769-1795

Peter Biron was the last duke of Courland. The small amount of coins, struck during his reign, were for presentation purposes only. This was the last coinage on territory of Latvia until 1922, when the new Republic of Latvia introduced its currency.
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THALER

Thaler, 1780
Data: Ag 875, 28.30 g, 42.0 mm
Description: Obv: Bust of Peter right.
Legend around: D.G.PETRUS IN LIV.CURL.ET SEMGAL.DUX
Rev: Crowned ornamented 2 shields of Poland & Lithuania.
Legend around: MON.NOVA ARG.DUC.CURL.AD NORMAM TAL.ALB.1780
Coinage: 1780
References: Fed.1067; KM.32

DUCAT

Ducat, 1780
Data: Au 986, 3.50 g, 21.0 mm
Description: Obv: Bust of Peter right.
Legend around: D.G.PETRUS IN LIV.CURL.ET SEMG.DUX
Rev: Crowned ornamented 2 shields of Poland & Lithuania.
Legend around: MON.AUREA DUC.CURL.AD LEGEM.IMP.1780
Coinage: 1780
References: Fed.1066; KM.33

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