Brandenburg 1627 2 thaler Dav-6140
This specimen was lot 13135 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $7,638. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Brandenburg. 2 Taler, 1627. NGC VF-20. Georg Wilhelm (1619-40). VERY RARE." This rare type is priced three times higher than the single thaler (Dav-6141). The SCWC lists only 1629, 1630 and 1635. The elector of Brandenburg would not be promoted to king of Prussia until 1701.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM-133; Dav-6140.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.
- 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.