Reuss-Obergreiz 1679 1/6 thaler KM-24

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Sincona sale 33, lot 2383
This specimen was lot 2383 in Sincona sale 33 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 140 CHF (about US$166 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Reuss, Ältere Linie (Obergreiz). Heinrich I. 1629-1681 1/6 Taler 1679. Sehr schön. Kleine Schrötlingsfehler. (Germany, county of Reuss-Obergreiz, Henry I, 1629-81, one-sixth thaler of 1679. Very fine, Minor planchet defects.)"
The year 1679 marked the only time during the seventeenth century that the count of Reuss issued this denomination and, of course, there are two types for the date, of which this is the rarer.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 5.38 g.

Catalog reference: Schmidt/Knab 162, KM 24.


  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 33, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.

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