Hamburg 1636 thaler Dav-5365

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 27107
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 27107 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $329. The catalog description[1] noted, "Hamburg. Free City 32 Schilling (Taler) 1636, VF, handsome old-collection tone with a few planchet flaws common to the type." 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.

Specification: silver.

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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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