Stralsund 1640-CS thaler Dav-5835

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Künker sale 293, lot 1365
Pomerania in 1648, with Stralsund opposite the island of Rugen
This specimen was lot 1365 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €1,400 (about US$1,887 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"STRALSUND, STADT, Unter Schweden. Christina, 1637-1654. Reichstaler (32 Schilling) 1640, mit Titel Ferdinands III. Attraktives, sehr schönes Exemplar. (Germany, city of Stralsund, under Swedish rule, Christina, 1637-54, thaler of 1640, struck in the name of Ferdinand III. Attractive, very fine example.)"
This type was issued 1640-49, 1652, 1655 and 1657. Stralsund, in the duchy of Pomerania, was a member of the Hanseatic League but fell under Swedish rule 1637-1815, when the port passed to Prussia. While some of the minors are listed fairly inexpensively, all the thalers are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM 106, Ahlström 7 (R); Bratring 80 a var.; Dav-5835.

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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