Hamburg 1628 thaler Dav-5365
This specimen was lot 13141 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $969. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Hamburg. Taler (32 Schilling), 1628. NGC AU-55." This type was struck 1620-37 followed by a very similar type struck in the name of Ferdinand II, 1637-53. 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-5365, KM 47.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.