Wurzburg 1693-IMW thaler Dav-5993

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Sincona sale 11, lot 1029
This specimen was lot 1029 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 3,500 CHF (about US$4,333 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Würzburg, Bistum Johann Gottfried von Guttenberg, 1684-1698. Taler 1693. Fast FDC. (Germany, bishopric of Wurzburg, John Gottfried of Guttenberg, 1684-98, thaler of 1693, choice uncirculated.)"
The Bishop of Wurzburg struck thalers on occasion but most are rare. This one and the accompanying issue of 1693 (Dav-5994) are only scarce. Wurzburg thalers from the eighteenth century are much more available.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.78 g.

Catalog reference: KM-205; Dav-5993; Helmschrott 450.


  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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