Alsace 1614 2 thaler Dav-3325

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Sincona sale 47, lot 2053
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 2053 in Sincona sale 47 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 1,200 CHF (about US$1,440 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Heiliges Romisch Reich, Erzherzog Maximilian III. 1612-1618. Doppeltaler 1614, Ensisheim. Sehr schön. Vergoldet. Rand etwas bearbeitet. (Holy Roman Empire, Austria, archduke Maximilian III, 1612-18, double thaler of 1614, Ensisheim int. Very fine, Gilded, Edge slightly tooled.)"
This rare type is listed for 1614 and 1619 in the SCWC under Alsace, then a Hapsburg fief. The area passed under French rule during the Thirty Years Year.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 57.33 g.

Catalog reference: Klemesch 1. Dav-3325, KM 280.


  • 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] Richter, Jürg, Auction 47, World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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