Henneberg 1553 thaler Dav-9252
This specimen was lot 2095 in Sincona sale 13 (Zurich, October 2013), where it sold for 1,600 CHF (about US$2,070 including buyer's fees). The catalog description noted, "Henneberg, Grafschaft, Wilhelm V. 1480-1559, Taler 1553. Schleusingen Sehr schön-gutes sehr schön. Ex. Coll. Huntington, Nr. 6888." After the local dynasty fell extinct in 1580, this small county in Thuringia was divided among various dukes of Saxony, including that of Saxe-Meiningen, Saxe-Gotha and Saxe-Weimar.
Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.
Specification: silver, this specimen 28.26 g.
Catalog reference: Slg. Merseburger 4310, Dav-9252.
- Auktion 13: Münzen und Medaillen, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.