Saxe-Weimar 1658 thaler Dav-7547

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Künker sale 293, lot 1289
This specimen was lot 1289 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €1,900 (about US$2,561 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SACHSEN-WEIMAR, HERZOGTUM, Wilhelm, 1640-1662. Reichstaler 1658, Weimar, auf die Einweihung der neuen Schloßkirche. Attraktives Exemplar mit hübscher Patina, fast vorzüglich. (Germany, duchy of Saxe-Weimar, William, 1640-62, thaler of 1658, Weimar mint, on the dedication of the new palace church. Attractive example with handsome patina, about extremely fine.)"
When Saxe-Middle-Weimar lapsed in 1640, a new Saxe-Weimar was created which lasted until World War One. When Saxe-Eisenach lapsed in 1741, it was added and the new polity was called Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Schnee 375, Dav-7547.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [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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