Halberstadt 1626-HS thaler Dav-5345

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Kunker sale 263, lot 102
Halberstadt in 1547
This specimen was lot 102 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabruck, June 2015), where it sold for €900 (about US$1,163 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Halberstadt, BISTUM Domkapitel. Reichstaler 1626. Mit Punkt zwischen dem Kopf den heiligen Martin und dem Palmzweig. R Sehr schön. (bishopric of Halberstadt, thaler of 1626, with dot between the head of St. Martin and his palm frond. Scarce, 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 45.54; Dav-5345, KM 48.


  • 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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