Hamburg 1717-IR thaler Dav-2281

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Kunker sale 263, lot 320
This specimen was lot 320 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €4,600 (about US$5,942 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Hamburg, STADT Reichstaler 1717, auf die 200-Jahrfeier der Reformation. Münzmeister Jochim Rustmeyer. R Prachtvolle Patina, vorzüglich + (Germany, city of Hamburg, thaler of 1717, on the bicentennial of the Reformation, mintmaster Jochim Rustmeyer. Scarce, outstanding patina, choice extremely fine.)"
This is the first thaler issued by Hamburg in the eighteenth century. The next thaler (Dav-2282) came out in 1730.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-2281, Gaed. 1750; Slg. Whiting 179. KM 350.


  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., German Talers, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1965.

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