Freiburg 1620 thaler Dav-5302

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Ponterio sale 182, lot 635
Freiburg 1620 thaler rev P182-635.jpg
Baden and Breisgau in 1789, before the French Revolution

This specimen was lot 635 in Ponterio sale 182 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $3,290. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Freiburg. Taler, 1620. NGC EF-40." Freiburg, north of Basel and east of the Rhine, was the chief town of the Austrian province of Breisgau. In 1803, Napoleon handed it over to his ally, the grand duke of Baden, whose possession it remained until the collapse of the Wilhelmine empire in 1918. This issue, like most from this locality, is rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-5302, KM 25.


  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 182: The January 2014 NYINC Auction: World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stacks Bowers LLC.
  • 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.

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