Halberstadt 1663 thaler Dav-5355

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Kunker sale 263, lot 130
Halberstadt in 1547
This specimen was lot 130 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabruck, June 2015), where it sold for €5,500 (about US$7,105 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"STADT Reichstaler 1663. Von großer Seltenheit. Kräftige Patina, kl. Prägeschwäche, vorzüglich. Exemplar der Auktion Leu 56, Zürich 1992, Nr. 404. (Germany, city of Halberstadt, thaler of 1663. Very rare, strong patina, lightly cleaned, extremely fine.)"
The SCWC does not price this type, which was issued by the city, not the bishop.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Besser/Brämer/Bürger 50.17; Dav-5355, KM 78.2.


  • 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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