Hamburg 1730-IHL thaler Dav-2282
This specimen was lot 1279 in Ponterio sale 173 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $558. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Hamburg. Taler, 1730-IHL. PCGS AU-58." 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 1730 only and is fairly scarce. Though struck in the name of the Catholic emperor Charles VI, it commemorates the bicentennial of the Augsburg Confession. It was the first thaler struck since 1717 and no more were issued until 1735.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Dav-2282, KM-379.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Davenport, John S., German Talers, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1965.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio Sale 173: The January NYINC 2013 Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.