Magdeburg 1542 thaler Dav-9433A

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Kunker sale 263, lot 346
bishopric of Halberstadt in 1547. Magdeburg is to the northeast.
This specimen was lot 346 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €1,900 (about US$2,455 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Magdeburg, ERZBISTUM Albrecht IV. von Brandenburg, 1513-1545. Guldengroschen 1542, Magdeburg. Mit ARIHIE in der Rückseitenumschrift. R Hübsche Patina, attraktives, sehr schönes Exemplar. (archbishopric of Magdeburg, Albrecht IV of Brandenburg, 1513-45, Guldengroschen of 1542, Magdeburg mint. Nice patina, attractive, very nice example.)"
This type of 1537-42, while scarce, is the first thaler from this locale not astronomically priced.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-9433 A, v. Schr. 100.


  • [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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