Brandenburg-Ansbach 1620 thaler Dav-6226

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Kunker sale 263, lot 650
This specimen was lot 650 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €340 (about US$439 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRANDENBURG-ANSBACH, MARKGRAFSCHAFT Joachim Ernst, 1603-1625. Reichstaler 1620 (Jahreszahl im Stempel aus 1619 geändert), Fürth. Feine Patina, kl. Zainende, fast sehr schön. (Germany, Margraviate of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Joachim Ernest, 1603-25, thaler of 1620/19. Nice toning, choice very fine.)"
The early 1620's saw an explosion of thaler issues as princes hired soldiers and bought weapons at the beginning of the Thirty Years War. This type of 1609, 1619-20 is fairly common tho not as available as later issues such as Dav-6237 or Dav-6238.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-6226; Slg. Wilm. -, KM 5.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., German Secular Talers, 1600-1700, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1976.
  • [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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