Brandenburg 1675-IA 2/3 thaler

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Sincona sale 51, lot 3158
This specimen was lot 3158 in Sincona sale 51 (Zurich, October 2018), where it sold for 250 CHF (about US$302 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Friedrich Wilhelm, 1640-1688. 2/3 Taler 1675 IA, Halberstadt. Fast vorzüglich. Überdurchschnittliche Erhaltung. (Germany, electorate of Brandenburg, Frederick William, 1640-88, two-thirds thaler of 1675, Halberstadt mint. About extremely fine, Extraordinary condition.)"
The final third of the seventeenth saw a profusion of issues of this denomination. This type was struck 1675-77 and is fairly common. See also issues from Minden, Berlin, Cleve, Magdeburg and Stargard.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 18.85 g.

Catalog reference: KM 447, von Schrötter 348 a. Dav. 267.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 51: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals; Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2018.

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