Lubeck 1631 thaler Dav-5449C

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Ponterio sale 159, lot 8253
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This specimen was lot 8253 in Ponterio sale 160 (Baltimore, June 2011), where it sold for $1,150. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Lubeck. Taler, 1631. Nicely toned. EXTREMELY FINE." This type is recorded in the SCWC for 1627-35; very similar thalers were struck until the 1670's. Despite the lengthy run, all are rare and expensive.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Davenport 5449C; KM-A61.


  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2011.

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