Danzig 1640-GR 1/2 thaler

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Künker sale 293, lot 2129
This specimen was lot 2129 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €7,000 (about US$9,435 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"POLEN, DANZIG, Stadt. 1/2 Reichstaler 1640, mit Titel Wladislaws IV. (1632-1648). Von großer Seltenheit. Feine Patina, kl. Schürfstelle, winz. Schrötlingsfehler, sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Poland, city of Danzig, half thaler of 1640, struck in the name of Vladislaus IV (1632-48). Very rare, fine patina, edge defects, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type is listed for 1639-41 and 1646 and is accompanied by a thaler (Dav-4356). It is not priced in the SCWC above Fine.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dutkowski/Suchanek 213 I a; Kopicki 7547 (R6), KM 26.1.

Sources:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 293: Münzen aus Mittelalter und Neuzeit u. a. die westfälischen Privatsammlungen Werner Bröker und Bernd Terletzki, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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