Brandenburg 1695-LCS thaler Dav-6221

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Kunker sale 263, lot 680
This specimen was lot 680 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €900 (about US$1,163 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRANDENBURG, KURFÜRSTENTUM Friedrich III. 1688-1701. Albertustaler (Bancotaler) 1695, LCS, Berlin. Mit Umschrift auf der Monogrammseite. Selten in dieser Erhaltung. Sehr attraktives Exemplar, winz. Schrötlingsfehler, vorzüglich. (Germany, electorate of Brandenburg, Frederick III, 1688-1701, albertus thaler of 1695, Berlin mint. Rare in this grade, very attractive example, light planchet defects, extremely fine.)"
In 1675, Friedrich Wilhelm was only Elector of Brandenburg; his son Friedrich III was not granted the title of King of Prussia until 1701. Most Brandenburger thalers of the seventeenth century are rare and expensive; this one of 1695-96 is only scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28,73 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-6221; v. Schr. 38 c. KM 604.1.

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.
  • Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.

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