Breisach 1567 guldenthaler Dav-10013

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Kunker sale 263, lot 824
city of Breisach in 1648
This specimen was lot 824 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €4,800 (about US$6,201 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Breisach, STADT Guldentaler (60 Kreuzer) 1567, mit Titel Ferdinands I. Stempel von Hans Schweiger, Basel. Sehr selten in dieser Erhaltung. Vorzügliches Exemplar mit feiner Patina. Der vorliegende Guldentaler zeigt das Renaissanceporträt des Kaisers Ferdinand I. obwohl dieser bereits am 25. Juli 1564 verstorben war. (Germany, city of Breisach, guldenthaler of sixty kreuzer of 1567, in the name of Ferdinand I, dies by Hans Schweiger of Basel. Very rare in this quality, extremely fine example with fine patina. This guldenthaler depicts emperor Ferdinand I tho he had died in 1564.)"
Breisach was an imperial city on the banks of the Rhine surrounded by the Austrian Breisgau. It was captured and occupied by the French several times in the seventeenth century but never annexed. It eventually passed to Baden in one of Napoleon's mediatizations and we have filed this issued with Baden. The last coinage from the town was a siege issue in 1633.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-10013, Berstett - (vgl. 71).


  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]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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