Brandenburg 1675 thaler Dav-6201

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Jean Elsen sale 105, lot 645
Prussia 1675 taler rev JElsen 105-645.jpg
This specimen is lot 645 in Jean Elsen sale 105 (Brussels, June 2010), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, BRANDEBOURG-PRUSSE, Friedrich Wilhelm (1640-1688), AR Taler, 1675, Berlin. Commémorant la victoire de Fehrbellin, le 18 juin 1675. Droit : Le Grand Electeur à cheval à droite, brandissant son épée, sous une banderole inscrite OB SVBDITOS SERVATOS. Revers : PAX VNA TRIVMPHIS- INNVMERIS POTIOR La Victoire debout de face, tenant une palme et une couronne de laurier. A ses pieds, l'écu de Brandebourg. Très Rare. Fines stries d'ajustage au revers. Belle patine. Superbe" (Germany, Brandenburg-Prussia, Frederick William (1640-88), silver taler of 1675, Berlin mint. Commemorating the victory of Fehrbellim, June 18, 1675. Obverse: the Great Elector on horseback, brandishing a sword, under a banner inscribed OB SVBDITOS SERVATOS. Reverse: standing Victory bearing a palm and a laurel wreath with the shield of Brandenburg at her feet. Very rare, small adjustment marks, beautiful patina, choice Extremely Fine)

This specimen was offered again as lot 967 in Jean Elsen price list 259 (Brussels, January-March 2012), where it was offered at € 4,000. In 1675, Friedrich Wilhelm was only Elector of Brandenburg; his son Friedrich III was not granted the title of King of Prussia until 1701.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.28 g.

Catalog reference: von Schrötter-2193; Davenport-6201, KM 452 (listed under Brandenburg).

Source:

  • 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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