Hesse-Cassel 1633 thaler Dav-6748

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 30870
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This specimen was lot 30880 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $8,400. The catalog description[1] noted, "Hesse-Cassel. Wilhelm V Taler 1633-(Clover) AU58 NGC. Rare and highly sought, this taler remains rather attractive for the type, possessing old tone that displays multicolored hues in places, surfaces that show only light handling and a strike that is consistent, but just short of full in places. Amazingly, this is only example of the type to appear in a search of archived auction data since a slightly finer example appeared in a 2012 Kunker auction, that piece bringing 9,000 Euros at the time. Given the long duration since that sale, we expect strong competition for this charming piece. From the Jamestown Collection." Hesse-Cassel was promoted to an Electorate in 1803 and was annexed by Prussia in 1866. This type was struck 1633-34 with several mintmarks.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-6748; KM 141.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., German Secular Talers, 1600-1700, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1976.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.

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