Alsace 1620 thaler Dav-3344

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Sincona sale 20, lot 3173
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 3173 in Sincona sale 20 (Zurich, October 2014), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Taler 1620. Ensisheim. Sehr schön-gutes sehr schön. (very fine or better)" This type is mentioned by Davenport for 1620 only and as fairly common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 25.95 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-3344, Klemesch 56, KM 256.5 (listed under Alsace).


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Numismatic Coins & Medals: Auction 20, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2014.

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