Stolberg-Rochefort 1546 thaler Dav-9864

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Sincona sale 9, lot 3870
Ponterio sale 177, lot 13156
Stolberg 1546 thaler rev P177-13156.jpg
Stolberg in 1789, with Wernigerode to the northwest near Halberstadt
The first specimen was lot 3870 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 800 CHF (about US$1,012 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Stolberg-Königstein, Grafschaft Ludwig II. 1535-1574. Taler 1546, Nördlingen. Sehr schön. (Germany, county of Stolberg-Konigstein, Louis II, 1535-74, thaler of 1546, Nordlingen mint, very fine.)"
The second specimen was lot 13156 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $822. The catalog description[2] noted, "GERMANY. Stolberg. Taler, 1546. NGC AU-50. Ludwig II (1544-74). Toned." This type is from one of the many splinters of Stolberg.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, the first specimen 26,96 g.

Catalog reference: Friederich 382, Dav-9864.


  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.
  • [2]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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