Osnabruck 1633 thaler Dav-4555
This specimen was lot 661 in Ponterio sale 182 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $705. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Osnabruck. Taler, 1633. NGC AU Details--Mount Removed. Struck under Swedish occupation. Lightly toned, a few stray hairlines behind head and thin planchet crack at 8 o'clock." This coin was issued by the bishopric of Osnabruck while under Swedish occupation and comes in five varieties, Dav-4551 thru Dav-4556. The bishopric was later merged with the bishopric of Munster and both were annexed to Hannover in 1803.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Dav-4555; KM-38.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 182: The January 2014 NYINC Auction: World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stacks Bowers LLC.