Waldeck 1625-GK thaler Dav-7821

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Sincona sale 25, lot 2013
This specimen was lot 2013 in Sincona sale 25 (Zurich, October 2015), where it sold for 24,000 CHF (about US$29,645 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Christian und Wolrad IV., 1597-1638 Taler 1625. Wildungen Title Emperor Ferdinand II. CHRI:ET· WOLR:FR:COM:I:WALDE: G()K Helmeted arms, below to the sides 16 - 25. Rev. FERD:II·D:G: ROM:IMP:SEMP:AVGVS: Crowned double eagle with imperial orb on breast. Of the highest rarity. Very fine. Attractive toning.

Ex auction Riechmann V, 135. (660 Mk); ex auction Helbing February 1925, 1141 (1275 Mk); Ex auction Vogel I, Hess, 28.11.1927, 2766 (800 Mk); Ex auction Muenzcabinet Cologne Kroha 36, Cologne 1984, Nr. 726; Ex auction Künker 170, Osnabrueck 2010, 4535."

The county of Waldeck emitted a number of thalers during the seventeenth century (Dav-7815 thru -7824), all rare or unobtainable. The count merged the county of Pyrmont in 1668 and was promoted to prince in 1682.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.72 g.

Catalog reference: Slg. Hennig -. Slg. Kayser 135, Davenport 7821.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Rarities, Auction 25, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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