Brandenburg 1691-WH 2/3 thaler
This specimen was lot 3950 in Goldberg sale 104 (Los Angeles, June 2018), where it sold for $144. The catalog description noted, "German States: Brandenburg. 2/3 Taler, 1691-WH (Cleves). Friedrich III, 1688-1713. Toned. PCGS graded EF-45. From the Ora Eads Collection." This type was struck 1690-92 and is rather scarcer than other gulden struck at the time in Berlin or Magdeburg. While thalers for the late 1600's are rare, Brandenburg gulden are numerous and come in many varieties.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Dav-281; KM-36.1 (listed under Cleves).
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 104: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2018.