Alsace 1603 thaler Dav-3033

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Sincona sale 33, lot 2731
This specimen was lot 2731 in Sincona sale 33 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 200 CHF (about US$238 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA. Rudolf II. 1576-1612 Taler 1603. Ensisheim. Sehr schön. Prägeschwäche. (Holy Roman Empire, Rudolf II, 1576-1612, thaler of 1603, Ensisheim mint. Very fine, Weak strike.)"
This product of the Ensisheim mint is listed for 1603, 1605 and 1608 and is rather scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.15 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-3033; Klemesch 58. M.T. 582, KM 246.2 (listed under Alsace).

Source:

  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 33, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.

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