Pomerania 1642 thaler Dav-4573
This specimen was lot 30293 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $11,750. The catalog description noted, "Highly Attractive Issue of Pomerania. Christina of Sweden Taler 1642, Stettin mint, bust with curly locks, MS63 NGC. A choice piece with gold and gray patina, one tiny natural edge flaw at 10 o'clock on the obverse. The bust is quite boldly struck and the overall eye appeal is excellent. Highly elusive in mint state. This piece has that old-time cabinet feel. Ex: 'Colonel' E.H.R. Green; Green Estate' Partnership of Eric P Newman/B.G. Johnson." This type is listed for 1642-47 but is rare. This type was struck by the Swedish for their territories in Pomerania, on the German shore of the Baltic Sea. Prussia nibbled away at their holdings until she seized the remainder in 1815.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Ahlström-16, KM 193.2, Dav-4573.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.