Wurzburg 1652 thaler Dav-5980
This specimen was lot 3771 in Stack's-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $998.75. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Wurzburg. Taler, 1652. Johann Philipp Franz von Schonborn (1642-73). NGC AU Details--Removed From Jewelry. Nice strike. Mild toning. Some hairlines and evidence of past cleaning, small evidence at compass points of mounting in a bezel. From the Rockaway Collection." The Bishop of Wurzburg struck thalers on occasion but most are rare. This one was issued 1652 and 1659. Wurzburg thalers from the eighteenth century are much more available.
Recorded mintage: unknown but a scarce date.
Catalog reference: Dav-5980; KM-140; Helmschrott-320.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.