Besancon 1661 thaler Dav-5070

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 34687
Besancon 1661 thaler rev P177-34687.jpg
Franche Comte in 1648, from Putzger's Atlas

Altho today Besançon is part of France, being the chief city of the Franche-Comte, in 1661 it was part of the Holy Roman Empire. It was incorporated into France in 1678. French coins struck there bear the mintmark "CC". The thalers, struck 1658-67, are quite scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Bd.1285 (15 f.), PA.5424 (124/5 var.), CCK.M.7/1659a (A1/ de M7 1659 et R1), Dav-5070.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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