Nurnberg 1624 thaler Dav-5636

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Sincona sale 9, lot 3816
This specimen was lot 3816 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 425 CHF (about US$538 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Nürnberg, Stadt Taler 1624. Kl. Rdf. Patina. Fast vorzüglich. (Germany, city of Nuremberg, thaler of 1624, small rim flaws, choice extremely fine.)"
This thaler is listed for Nuremberg 1621-28 and is the most common thaler of the period for the city. Two mintmasters are noted, Hans Christoph Lauer (star) and Georg Nurmberger the elder (cross, shown here). The SCWC prices them the same.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 29,50 g.

Catalog reference: Kellner 230b, Dav-5636, KM 52.


  • 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]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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