Munster 1659 thaler Dav-5601

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Künker sale 293, lot 21
Munster in 1547
This specimen was lot 21 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €900 (about US$1,213 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"MÜNSTER, BISTUM, Christoph Bernhard von Galen, 1650-1678. Reichstaler 1659, Münster. Coesfelder Kreuztaler. Patina, sehr schön +. (bishopric of Munster, Christopher Bernard of Galen, 1650-78, thaler of 1659, Munster mint. Toned, choice very fine.)"
All the thalers of Munster are scarce. The town and the region were thoroughly devastated by the Thirty Years War and never recovered. The bishop succeeded in establishing the Counter-Reformation there and holding the region for the Catholic Church.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM 68, Schulze 102 a, Dav-5601.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 293: Münzen aus Mittelalter und Neuzeit u. a. die westfälischen Privatsammlungen Werner Bröker und Bernd Terletzki, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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