Free and Hanseatic City of Riga, 1/2 Mark

At the turn from the 15th to the 16th century, some of the Hanseatic towns issued large silver coins, which they called "marks." Even distant Riga took this new currency as a model when it became a "free imperial city" in 1571 and started to mint its own coins.

Year of issue

ca. 1570 n. Chr.