Alsace 1618 thaler Dav-3327

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Sincona sale 33, lot 2733
This specimen was lot 2733 in Sincona sale 33 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 800 CHF (about US$950 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA. Erzherzog Maximilian III. 1612-1618 Taler 1618. Ensisheim. Fast vorzüglich. Felder geglättet. (Holy Roman Empire, archduke Maximilian III, 1612-18, thaler of 1618, Ensisheim mint. About extremely fine, Fields tooled.)"
This type, from Ensisheim in Alsace, is mentioned by Davenport for 1618 only and as somewhat scarce. The French occupied the mint in 1632 and production ceased.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.81 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-3327; Klemesch 81, KM 279.3 (listed under Bohemia).

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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