Mansfeld-Friedeburg 1604-GM thaler Dav-6947

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Sincona sale 18, lot 1448
This specimen was lot 1448 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it sold for CHF 325 (about US$428 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Taler 1604. Eisleben. Gutes sehr schön. (Germany, county of Mansfeld-Vorderort-Friedeburg, thaler of 1604, Eisleben mint, good very fine.)"
This type was struck 1601-04 in Mansfeld-Friedeberg and is among the more common thalers of the period. Mansfeld-Friedeberg was a duchy of utmost insignificance except for its silver mines which provided the material for an abundance of thalers. Duke Peter Ernst ruled 1532-1604; the line went extinct on his death.

Recorded mintage: unknown but fairly common.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.97 g.

Catalog reference: Tornau 647h, Dav-6947; KM-9.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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