Erfurt 1617 thaler Dav-5259

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Kunker sale 263, lot 7
This specimen was lot 7 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabruck, June 2015), where it sold for €1,000 (about US$1,292 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Erfurt, STADT Reichstaler 1617. Hübsche Patina, min. Glättungsspuren, sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Germany, city of Erfurt, thaler of 1617. nice patina, some tooling, very fine to extremely fine.)"
Several varieties of thalers are listed for this date (Dav-5258, -5259, -5260, -A5259, -5262). Later issues are all rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-5259/5258, Leitzmann 483 var, KM 16.3.

Source:

  • 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, 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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