Thann 1556 thaler Dav-9910

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Künker sale 293, lot 1922
Lorraine and Alsace in 1547, from Putzger's atlas
This specimen was lot 1922 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €4,400 (about US$5,930 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"FRANKREICH/ELSASS, THANN, STADT, Taler 1556. RR Attraktives Exemplar mit hübscher Patina, sehr schön +. (French states, city of Thann, thaler of 1556, rare, attractive example with handsome patina, very fine or better.)"
Davenport lists this rare type for 1542-57. Thann, in upper Alsace near Strasbourg, was then in the Empire but has been part of France since the late 1600's.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Engel/Lehr 19 var, Dav-9910.

Source:

  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [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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