Brandenburg 1627 2 thaler Dav-6140

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 13135
Brandenburg 1627 2 thaler rev P177-13135.jpg

This specimen was lot 13135 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $7,638. The catalog description[1] 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.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM-133; Dav-6140.


  • [1]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.

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