Silesia-Liegnitz-Brieg 1675 1-1/4 thaler Dav-LS488

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Sincona sale 18, lot 1585
This specimen was lot 1585 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it sold for CHF 5,200 (about US$6,852 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1 1/4 Taler 1675. Fast vorzüglich-vorzüglich. (Germany, duchy of Silesia-Liegnitz-Brieg, one and a quarter thaler of 1675, 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 1675 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: 33-34 g, silver, this specimen 33.88 g.

Catalog reference: Friedensburg/Seger 1973, Dav-LS488.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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