Neuss 1570 thaler Dav-9595

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Aureo sale 261, lot 761
Neuss in 1547
This specimen was lot 761 in Aureo sale 261 (Barcelona, July 2014), where it sold for €450 (about US$722 with buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1570. Alemania. Neuss. 1 taler. A nombre de Maximiliano II. Rara. MBC. (Germany, city of Neuss, silver thaler of 1570, struck in the name of Maximilian II. Rare, very fine.)"
Neuss is today an insignificant town in the Ruhr valley of Germany. It was formerly part of the Archbishopric of Cologne. We don't know how it obtained the mint right.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-9595.

Source:

  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Pública 261, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2014.

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