Wurttemberg 1537 thaler Dav-9961

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Sincona sale 50, lot 1073
This specimen was lot 1073 in Sincona sale 50 (Zurich, October 2018), where it sold for 12,000 CHF (about US$14,475 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Württemberg, Herzogtum. Ulrich, 1534-1550. Taler 1537. Mit österreichischem Gegenstempel auf der Rückseite: Doppeladler. * D : G • VL : DVX • WIRT : ET : TECK • CO : MO : BELL : Z Brustbild l. mit Hut, umgelegtem Mantel und einfacher Kette. Rv. * DA • GLORIAM • DEO • OMNIPOTENTI • Vierfeldiges Wappen, zu den Seiten 1 • 5 - 3 • 7. Sehr selten. Kleiner Schrötlingsfehler. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Germany, duchy of Wurttemberg, Ulrich I, 1534-50, thaler of 1537, with Austrian counterstamp on the reverse. Obverse: mantled and capped bust; reverse: quartered arms divide the date. Very rare, Minor flan defect, Very fine-extremely fine.)"
Davenport notes that five different thalers were issued in Wurttemberg in 1537. Ulrich actually ruled Wurttemberg 1498-1500 but was ousted by the Austrians 1519-34.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 27.45 g.

Catalog reference: Klein/Raff 100 a. Moser/T. 120. Dav-9961.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Jubilee Auction 50, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2018.

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