Brandenburg-Ansbach 1620 thaler Dav-6227

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Sincona sale 4, lot 4319
This specimen was lot 4319 in Sincona sale 4 (Zurich, October 2011) where it sold for 950 CHF (about US$1,264 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Brandenburg-Ansbach, Markgrafschaft Joachim Ernst, 1603-1625. Taler 1620. Geharnischtes Brustbild fast von vorn. Rv. Ovales Wappen auf verzierter Wappenkartusche. Sehr schön. (Germany, Margraviate of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Joachim Ernest, 1603-25, thaler of 1620. Obverse: facing armored bust; reverse: quartered arms in cartouche. Very fine)."
Altho some issues of this principality of the 1620's are common, this one is rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28,84 g.

Catalog reference: Repertorium 1C.5.1.2-6/18. Dav. 6227, KM 11.


  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes: Auction 4, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2011.
  • 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.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.

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