Paderborn 1663 thaler Dav-5696

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from Jean Elsen sale 142, lot 1086
Paderborn in 1547, between Lippe and Waldeck
This specimen was lot 1086 in Jean Elsen sale 142 (Brussels, September 2019), where it sold for €800 (about US$1,039 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, PADERBORN, Evêché, Ferdinand II von Fürstenberg (1661-1683), AR Taler, 1663. D/ Ecu de l'évêque surmonté de trois heaumes. R/ Saint Meinolf deb. à g., ten. une maquette d'église. A ses pieds, un cerf. Rare Coups sur la tranche. Belle patine. Très Beau. (Germany, bishopric of Paderborn, Ferdinand II of Furstenberg, 1661-83, silver taler of 1663. Obverse: triple-helmeted arms of the bishop; St. Meinolf stands, facing left, holding a church, a deer at his feet. Rare, rim nicks, nice patina, Very Fine.)"
All the thalers of Munster and Paderborn are scarce. The town and the region were thoroughly devastated by the Thirty Years War and never recovered.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28,92 g.

Catalog reference: KM-108, Weingärtner 152; Dav-5696.


  • 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]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 142, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2019.

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