Besancon 1661 thaler Dav-5070
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.
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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.