Hamburg 1553 thaler Dav-9217

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Kunker sale 263, lot 175
This specimen was lot 175 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabruck, June 2015), where it sold for €1,500 (about US$1,938 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Hamburg, STADT Taler 1553 (geprägt 1553-1562). Münzmeister Johann van Collen. Gaed. 299 a var. Überdurchschnittlich erhalten. Hübsche Patina, sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Germany, city of Hamburg, thaler of 1553 (struck 1553-62), mintmaster Johann van Collen, Well struck, nice patina, very fine to extremely fine.)"
Davenport notes this type of 1553 as scarce. It, along with Dav-9216 and -9215, were struck until 1562 with a frozen date.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-9217, Gaed. 299 a var.


  • [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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