Pfalz 1567 thaler Dav-9631

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Sincona sale 26, lot 2789
This specimen was lot 2789 in Sincona sale 26 (Zurich, October 2015), where it sold for 2,800 CHF (about US$3,459 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Pfalz-Kurlinie, Friedrich III. 1557-1576 Taler 1567. Heidelberg. Selten. Fast vorzüglich. Schöne Patina (Germany, electorate of Pfalz, Frederick III, 1557-76, thaler of 1567, Heidelberg mint. Scarce, choice extremely fine, handsome patina.)"
The Palatinate, on the border with France, was divided several times. The Pfalz-Simmern line, founded 1410, expired in 1685 and the county passed to Pfalz-Neuburg. Frederick III of Pfalz-Simmern was the Count Palatine on the extinction of the main line in 1559. He established Lutheranism in his realm. The county was divided again on his death.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.66 g.

Catalog reference: Slg. Memmesheimer 2200, Dav-9631.


  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 26, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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