Quedlinburg 1704-HCH thaler Dav-2604

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Kunker sale 263, lot 1109
Quedlinburg in 1648, between Goslar and Halberstadt
This specimen was lot 1109 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €850 (about US$1,098 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Quedlinburg, ABTEI Anna Dorothea von Sachsen-Weimar, 1685-1704. Reichstaler 1704, Braunschweig, auf ihren Tod. Leichte Bearbeitungsspuren im Feld der Vorderseite, kl. Schrötlingsfehler, sehr schön-vorzüglich. (abbey of Quedlinburg, Anna Dorothy of Saxe-Weimar, thaler of 1704, Brunswick mint, on her death. Lightly tooled on the obverse fields, minor planchet flaws, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This thaler is the only thaler minted for this locale in the eighteenth century and it accompanied by an eighth thaler, a quarter thaler, a ducat and a double ducat, all rare. The abbey was annexed by Prussia in 1803 during the mediatizations.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-2604; Mehl 531, KM 77.

Source:

  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., German Talers, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1965.

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