Brandenburg-Ansbach 1627 thaler Dav-6237
This specimen was lot 626 in Ponterio sale 182 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $822.50. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Brandenburg-Ansbach. Taler, 1627. NGC AU-55. Friedrich II, Albrecht & Christian (1625-34). Deeply toned." This type was issued 1627-29 and is listed as rather common. It comes not from the Electorate of Brandenburg (later the Kingdom of Prussia) but from Brandenburg-Ansbach, a Hohenzollern enclave west of Bavaria and neighboring Nuremburg.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Wilm-869, Dav-6237, KM 50.2.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 182: The January 2014 NYINC Auction: World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stacks Bowers LLC.