Rostock 1634 thaler Dav-5794
This specimen was lot 24081 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $1,410. The catalog description noted, "Rostock. City Taler 1634 (l), AU50 NGC, toned and unevenly struck with hints of luster around the devices." The SCWC lists this type for 1633-37 along with numerous other thalers from the 1620's and 1630's but all are scarce to rare. The city of Rostock was under the sovereignty of the dukes of Mecklenburg but claimed the mint right as a member of the Hanseatic League. Her issues in the seventeenth century are sparse and expensive.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM 64, Dav-5794.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.