Saxony 1630 2 thaler Dav-7608

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Sincona sale 20, lot 2485

This specimen was lot 2485 in Sincona sale 20 (Zurich, October 2014), where it sold for CHF 1,600 (about US$2,005 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "Doppeltalerklippe 1630. Auf das Armbrustschiessen anlässlich der Vermählung seiner Tochter Maria Elisabeth mit Friedrich III. von Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp. Sehr schön-gutes sehr schön. (klippe double thaler of 1630, on the wedding of the duke's daughter Maria Elisabeth to Frederick II of Holstein-Gottrop. Very fine or better.)" Like most double thalers of the seventeenth century, this issue is rare and expensive.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 55.14 g.

Catalog reference: KM-417; Dav-7608; Clauss/Kahnt 330. Schnee 865.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Davenport, John S., German Secular Talers, 1600-1700, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1976.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Numismatic Coins & Medals: Auction 20, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2014.

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