Julich-Berg 1567 thaler Dav-8933

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Kunker sale 263, lot 969
This specimen was lot 969 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €480 (about US$620 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"JÜLICH-BERG, HERZOGTUM Wilhelm V. 1539-1592. Taler 1567, Mülheim. Kl. Schrötlingsfehler, sehr schön. (Germany, duchy of Julich-Berg, William V, 1539-92, thaler of 1567, Mulheim mint. Planchet cracks, very fine.)"
The duke of Berg, also duke of Cleve and Julich, count of Mark and Ravensburg, ruled a substantial territory in the lower Rhineland surrounding the archbishopric of Cologne. This type was issued 1567-74. When the last duke died in 1609, Brandenburg and Pfalz fought a war over the legacy and in 1624 partitioned it, an opening act of the Thirty Years War.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-8933; Noss 331.


  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [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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