Montfort 1621 thaler Dav-7079

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Sincona sale 9, lot 3808
This specimen was lot 3808 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 750 CHF (about US$949 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Montfort, Grafschaft Hugo und Johann, 1619-1625. Taler 1621, Langenargen. Titel Ferdinands II. Sehr schön-fast vorzüglich. (County of Montfort, Hugo and John, 1619-25, thaler of 1621, in the name of Ferdinand II. Very fine to extremely fine.)"
Montfort is an extremely obscure locality now in the province of Limburg in the Netherlands. We have filed it under the Austrian Netherlands as the counts sold out to the Austrian emperor in 1780.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 27.34 g.

Catalog reference: Ebner 45, Dav-7079, KM 12.


  • 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.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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