Alsace 1630 thaler Dav-3353

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Kunker sale 263, lot 1490
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 1490 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabruck, June 2015), where it sold for €1,500 (about US$1,938 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Erzherzog Leopold V. 1619-1632. Reichstaler 1630, Ensisheim. Prachtexemplar mit feiner Tönung. Fast Stempelglanz. (Holy Roman Empire, archduke Leopold V, 1619-32, thaler of 1630, Ensisheim mint, proof example, toned, choice uncirculated.)"
This type is listed for 1627-30 but is common. Ensisheim would fall to the French at the end of the Thirty Years War.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-3353, Voglh. 181 IV, KM 267.4 (listed under Alsace).


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.

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