Hesse-Cassel 1637-LH thaler Dav-6755

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Stack's Bowers 2015 NYINC sale, lot 648
Hesse-Cassel Stacks Jan15-648r.jpg

This specimen was lot 648 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $1,527.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Hesse-Cassel. Taler, 1637. Wilhelm V the Steadfast (1627-37). NGC AU-58. Finest certified. Unique symbolism making reference to the maelstrom of the Thirty Years war. Dark toned with nice details. From the Rockaway Collection." Davenport lists 13 different thalers (Dav-6757, -6759, -6760, -6761, -6762, -6763, -A6764, -6765, -6766, -6770, -6771, -6772, -6773, not counting double thalers) from Hesse-Cassel for 1637. This is one of the less common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM-162.1, Dav-6755.

Source:

  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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