Mansfeld-Bornstedt (1631-38)-HPK thaler Dav-6928

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Sincona sale 47, lot 1468
This specimen was lot 1468 in Sincona sale 47 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 700 CHF (about US$840 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"GERMANY, Mansfeld, Grafschaft, Vorderortlinie Bornstedt. Wolfgang III. und Johann Georg II., 1631-1638. Taler o. J. Eisleben. Selten. Sehr schön. Schrötlingsriss. (Germany, county of Mansfeld, Bornstedt line, Wolfgang III and John George II, 1631-38, undated thaler, Eisleben mint. Rare, Very fine, Flan defect.)"
This undated type is attributed to 1640 in the SCWC. As Wolfgang III died in 1638, we side with Sincona's dating of 1631-38. It is not expensive; its price may be depressed by the availability of the many similar Mansfeld thalers.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.59 g.

Catalog reference: Torau 257c, Dav-6928; KM-81.


  • 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]Richter, Jürg, Auction 47, World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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