Bremen 1641-TI thaler Dav-5100

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 Collector's Choice sale, lot 70539
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This specimen was lot 70539 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, May 2018), where it sold for $1,080. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Bremen. Taler, 1641-TI. Friedrich II, Prince of Denmark (1634-44). NGC EF-45. Good strike, toned and attractive." This type was struck 1641-44. Most Bremen issues were emitted by the free city of Bremen, still today a major port on the North Sea coast of Germany. However, the hinterland formed the archbishopric of Bremen which persisted after the region converted to Lutheranism in the mid-1500's. Finally, as a consequence of the Thirty Years War, the state was secularized and handed over to the king of Sweden and ruled by him until 1719.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-5100; KM-101.2.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The May 2018 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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