Hamburg 1582 thaler Dav-9221

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Kunker sale 263, lot 189
This specimen was lot 189 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabruck, June 2015), where it sold for €600 (about US$775 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Hamburg, STADT Reichstaler (32 Schilling) 1582, mit Titel Rudolfs II. Münzmeister Jacob Schmidt. Gaed. - (zu 332, dort mit Münzmeisterzeichen von Andreas Metzner). R Hübsche Patina, winz. Prägeschwäche, sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Germany, city of Hamburg, thaler of 1582, in the name of Rudolf II, mintmaster Jacob Schmidt. Scarce, nice patina, cleaned, very fine to extemely fine.)"
Davenport notes this type of 1581-84 as fairly scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-9221, Gaed. -.


  • [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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