Hamburg 1553 thaler Dav-9215

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Kunker sale 263, lot 174
This specimen was lot 174 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabruck, June 2015), where it sold for €550 (about US$711 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Hamburg, STADT Taler 1553 (geprägt 1553-1562). Münzmeister Johann von Collen. Gaed. 287 (siehe Band III). RR Kl. Randfehler, sehr schön. (Germany, city of Hamburg, thaler of 1553 (struck 1553-62), mintmaster Johann van Collen, edge bumps, very fine.)"
Davenport notes this type of 1553 as scarce. It, along with Dav-9216 and -9217, were struck until 1562 with a frozen date.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-9215, Gaed. 287.


  • [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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