Halberstadt 1625 thaler Dav-5343

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Kunker sale 263, lot 101
Halberstadt in 1547
This specimen was lot 101 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabruck, June 2015), where it sold for €380 (about US$491 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Halberstadt, BISTUM Domkapitel. Reichstaler 1625 (Jahreszahl im Stempel aus 1623 geändert). R Kl. Schrötlingsfehler am Rand, leichte Prägeschwäche, sehr schön. (bishopric of Halberstadt, thaler of 1625, edge splits, lightly cleaned, very fine.)"
The bishop, Christian, was from Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel but never ruled as duke there. This rare type is not awarded a photo in the SCWC.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Besser/Brämer/Bürger 45.52; Dav-5343, KM 43.


  • 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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