Brandenburg 1699-LCS 1/3 thaler

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Künker sale 293, lot 326
This specimen was lot 326 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €280 (about US$377 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRANDENBURG-PREUSSEN, KURFÜRSTENTUM Friedrich III. 1688-1701. 1/3 Taler 1699, LCS, Berlin. RR Feine Patina, sehr schön. (Germany, electorate of Brandenburg, Frederick III, 1688-1701, one third thaler of 1699, Berlin mint. Rare, fine patina, very fine.)"
This type was struck at Berlin 1690-1700 and is rather expensive for a German minor, tho the issues of Prussia tend to be popular.

Recorded mintage: 18,000.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: v. Schr. 377, KM 573.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 293: Münzen aus Mittelalter und Neuzeit u. a. die westfälischen Privatsammlungen Werner Bröker und Bernd Terletzki, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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