Pomerania-Stettin 1628 thaler Dav-7246
This specimen was lot 30831 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $1,997.50. The catalog description noted, "Pomerania-Stettin. Bogislaus XIV Taler 1628 XF45 NGC. A charming example of this very scarce type with slight doubling of the central portrait, but details that overall remain sharp and bold. Light amber-gold tone at the edges confirms the originality and undoubtedly adds to the desirability. Ex. Karl Stephens (10/85)." Another rare issue from this Baltic state. On the lapse of the dynasty in 1637, the duchy was contested between Sweden and Brandenburg until they agreed to partition it by the Peace of Westphalia in 1648. As Sweden gradually weakened, Brandenburg (later Prussia) gradually nibbled away at the Swedish portion until the remainder was seized in 1815.
Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.
Specification: 28.55 g, silver.
Catalog reference: KM 109, Dav-7246a.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Davenport, John S., German Secular Talers, 1600-1700, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1976.