Brandenburg-Ansbach 1537 thaler Dav-8965

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Sincoa sale 47, lot 1310
This specimen was lot 1310 in Sincona sale 47 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 1,800 CHF (about US$2,160 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"GERMANY, Brandenburg-Franken, Markgrafschaft, Georg und Albrecht, 1527-1545. Taler 1537, Schwabach. Sehr schön. Schöne Portraits. (margraviate of Brandenburg-Franconia, George and Albrecht, 1527-45, thaler of 1537, Schwabach mint. Very fine, Nice portraits.)"
We have filed this under Brandenburg-Ansbach, as it was made there 1537-38, but this type is actually a joint issue of the Ansbach and Bayreuth lines. The Margravate of Brandenburg-Ansbach was ruled by the senior branch of the Hohenzollerns until the time of Napoleon, who confiscated it and awarded it to Bavaria.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 29.10 g.

Catalog reference: von Schrötter 634 b, Dav-8965.


  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Auction 47, World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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