Hildesheim 1688-HB thaler Dav-5407

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Kunker sale 263, lot 958
Hildesheim lies between Hannover and Goslar
This specimen was lot 958 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €1,700 (about US$2,196 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Hildesheim, BISTUM Sedisvakanz 1688. Reichstaler 1688, mit Titel Leopolds I. Attraktives Exemplar mit feiner Patina, sehr schön-vorzüglich. (bishopric of Hildesheim, vacant seat, thaler of 1688, in the name of Leopold I. Attractive example with fine patina, very fine to extremely fine.)"
Both the city and the bishop of Hildesheim issued thalers in the seventeenth century, generally rare. This one was issued between the death of bishop Maximilian Henry of Bavaria (1650-88) and his successor, Jobst Edmund von Brabeck (1688-1702).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-5407; Mehl 578 a; Zepernick 142, KM 56.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.

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