Reuss-Obergreiz 1698-ILH thaler Dav-7306

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Künker sale 335, lot 4231
This specimen was lot 4231 in Künker sale 335 (Osnabruck, Germany, March 2020), where it sold for €1,200 (about US$1,570 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"REUSS, REUSS-OBERGREIZ, GRAFSCHAFT, SEIT 1778 FÜRSTENTUM. Heinrich VI. 1681-1697. Reichstaler 1698, Dresden, auf seine Beisetzung in der Stadtkirche zu Greiz, geprägt im Auftrag seiner zweiten Gemahlin Henriette Amalie von Friesen. In US-Plastikholder der NGC mit der Bewertung AU DETAILS - Mount Removed. RR Henkelspur, sehr schön + (Germany, county of Reuss-Obergreiz, Henry VI, 1681-97, thaler of 1698, Dresden mint, on his burial in the city church of Greiz. Coined by order of his second wife, Amalia of Freisen. NGC AU Details, Mount Removed. Rare, mount mark, very fine or better.)"
This is the only thaler listed in the SCWC for this state in the eighteenth century.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM 41, Dav-7306; Schmidt/Knab 227.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Davenport, John S., German Secular Talers, 1600-1700, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1976.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 335: Bracteates from Upper Swabia and the area of the Lake Constance | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the Dr. Karl Walter Bach Collection of coins of the Austrian nobility, Special collections of Bavaria, Lubeck, Wurttemberg as well as siege coins from the Eberhard Link Collection. Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2020.

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