East Friesland (1660-65) thaler Dav-7129
This specimen was lot 23631 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $17,625. The catalog description noted, "East Friesland. Georg Christian Taler ND (1660-65), XF Details (Surface Hairlines) NGC, nicely toned and attractive with boldly struck details. Lightly cleaned long ago leaving very faint hairlines in the obverse fields. A very rare type with a charmingly crude bust of Georg." With the exception of Dav-7122, all the issues from this windswept locality are rare. The SCWC shows no photo.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 28.77 g, silver.
Catalog reference: Davenport-7129, KM 102.2.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
- Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3030, featuring the RLM Collection, the Isaac Rudman Collection, the Hans Cook Collection and the Collection of Donald E. Bently, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.