Saxe-Weimar 1626-WA thaler Dav-7533

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Künker sale 293, lot 1288
This specimen was lot 1288 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €2,900 (about US$3,909 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SACHSEN, SACHSEN-WEIMAR, HERZOGTUM, AB 1741 SACHSEN, Johann Ernst und seine fünf Brüder, 1622-1626. Reichstaler 1626, Weimar, auf den Tod von Johann Ernst. RR Attraktives, sehr schönes Exemplar mit hübscher Patina. (Germany, duchy of Saxe-Weimar, John Ernest and his five brothers, 1622-26, thaler of 1626, Weimar mint, on the death of John Ernest. Rare, attractive, very fine example with handsome patina.)"
This particular permutation of Saxe-Weimar, known as Saxe-Middle-Weimar, lasted 1605-40. This "death" thaler is listed as rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Schnee 355, Dav-7533.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Davenport, John S., German Secular Talers, 1600-1700, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1976.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 293: Münzen aus Mittelalter und Neuzeit u. a. die westfälischen Privatsammlungen Werner Bröker und Bernd Terletzki, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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