Brandenburg-Ansbach 1544 thaler Dav-8967
This specimen was lot 4794 in Goldberg sale 69 (Los Angeles, May, 2012), where it sold for $833.75. The catalog description  noted, "German States - Brandenburg-Franconia. Taler, 1544. Georg of Ansbach & Albrecht The Younger of Bayreuth, 1527-1543-1545. Facing busts with date above. Reverse: Floriated cross with four arms in angles. Toned. NGC graded AU-55." The Margravate of Brandenburg-Ansbach was ruled by the senior branch of the Hohenzollerns until the time of Napoleon, who confiscated it and awarded it to Bavaria.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Dav-8967.
- Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Stephen Harvey and Paul Rynearson, Goldberg sale 69: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2012.