Alsace 1608 thaler Dav-3035

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 26077
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries
Ensisheim in upper Alsace. The political situation is of 1477, on the collapse of the Burgundians. Upper Alsace would be ruled by the Hapsburgs until 1648 when it passed to France.

This specimen was lot 26077 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $528.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Rudolf II Taler 1608 Ensisheim, XF detail, a grouping of ancient pinscratches sits around Rudolf's eye, deep attractive tone and lovely device detail overall." The SCWC lists this type under several varieties for 1606-12. It is somewhat scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-3035, KM 247.1 (listed under Alsace).


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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