Alsace 1614 thaler Dav-3326

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from the Stack's Bowers 2019 NYINC sale, lot 42861
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Ensisheim in upper Alsace. The political situation is of 1477, on the collapse of the Burgundians. Upper Alsace would be ruled by the Hapsburgs until 1648 when it passed to France.

This specimen was lot 42861 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), where it sold for $1,020. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Alsace. Taler, 1614. Ensisheim Mint. Rudolph II (1603-12). NGC MS-62. Struck just prior to the 30-Years War in what is today part of France. Boldly detailed with an eye catching mélange of toning over both sides that is particularly impressive on the reverse. Highly desirable as single finest certified example for this type at either NGC or PCGS. Ex: Galerie Monnaies Sale, May 1969, lot 8." This scarce type is listed for 1614-15 and undated in the SCWC under Alsace, then a Hapsburg fief. The area passed under French rule during the Thirty Years Year.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-3326a; KM-279.1.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, Matt Orsini and Cris Chatigny, The January 2019 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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