Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel 1655 thaler Dav-6351

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Stack's Bowers 2015 NYINC sale, lot 617
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This specimen was lot 617 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $2,232.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel. Taler, 1655. August II (1634-66). NGC MS-64. Highest certified example. Dark toned with iridescent blue hues. Exceptional quality. From the Rockaway Collection." This type of 1652-55 is not as common as "wild man" thalers such as Dav-6340 but it is not rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM 441, Dav-6351.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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