Silesia-Liegnitz-Brieg 1660-EW thaler Dav-7735

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Sincona sale 18, lot 1579
This specimen was lot 1579 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it sold for CHF 4,000 (about US$5,271 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Taler 1660. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Germany, duchy of Silesia-Liegnitz-Brieg, thaler of 1660, very fine to extremely fine.)"
Silesia is considered a German State even tho the province was then under Austrian rule and is now in Poland. This type, listed for 1660 only, is rare like all the thalers of this locality. The coinage ceased when the last of the local dukes died in 1675.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.94 g.

Catalog reference: Friedensburg/Seger 1840, Dav-7735; KM-443.

Source:

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

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