Silesia-Liegnitz-Brieg 1541 thaler Dav-9842

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Sincona sale 18, lot 1570
This specimen was lot 1570 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it sold for CHF 5,250 (about US$6,918 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Taler 1541. Fast vorzüglich-vorzüglich. (Germany, duchy of Silesia-Liegnitz-Brieg, thaler of 1541, nice extremely fine.)"
Silesia is considered a German State even tho the province was then under Austrian rule and is now in Poland. This type is listed for 1541-46 and is rather scarce. The duke, Friedrich II, ruled 1488-1547.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 29.00 g.

Catalog reference: Friedensburg/Seger 1346 var., Dav-9842.

Source:

  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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