Hamburg 1621 thaler Dav-5364
This specimen was lot 637 in Ponterio sale 182 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $705. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Hamburg. 32 Shilling, 1621. PCGS AU-55 Secure Holder. Pleasing even toning." This type was struck 1619-25. 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.
Catalog reference: Dav-5364, KM 34.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 182: The January 2014 NYINC Auction: World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stacks Bowers LLC.