Hamburg 1588 thaler Dav-9223

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Stack's Bowers 2015 NYINC sale, lot 3660
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 3660 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Hamburg. Taler, 1588. NGC EF-45. Dark toned." This type was struck 1585-88. It is technically a 32 schillng piece but is universally classed as a thaler. The city of Hamburg issued coins almost continuously until the end of World War One and the mint there is still in operation, striking coins for the Bundesrepublik Deutschland.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-9223.

Source:

  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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