Hamburg 1673-MF thaler Dav-5368
This specimen was lot 23875 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $2,350. The catalog description noted, "Hamburg. Free City Taler 1673-MF, MS63 NGC, with title of Emperor Leopold I. Traditional Hamburg design of three towers. Lightly toned with strong underlying luster, a superb example of this popular type." 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. This type was struck 1678 only and is fairly scarce. It was the first thaler struck since 1653 and no more were issued until 1680.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Dav-5368, KM 263.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.