Category Archives: Thalers

Death Thaler……..

By Tyler Rossi for CoinWeek ….. It is impossible to make generalizations about the German States during the period after the Thirty Years’ War[1] because the country we now know as a single unified Germany was then comprised of almost three hundred principalities, ranging in size and strength from the large organized states of Prussia […]

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Talers of the Habsburg Dynasty in Stack’s Bowers August Auction

By Jeremy Bostwick – Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers …… The Habsburgs came to dominate European affairs for nearly four centuries, with the family name eventually becoming synonymous with that of the Holy Roman Empire. This exalted status wasn’t always the case, however, as the family started with a small holding along the Rhine. […]

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MA-Shops: Impressive Thaler Coins of Various Dates

By Joël van Dam – Owner of Joëlnumismatics, for MA-Shops.com …… The thaler is, with its impressive weight (around 30g), an innovative silver-type coin that was invented in the late 15th century. For me it is one of the most impressive kind of coin ever minted after the classical era. It was the archduke Sigismund […]

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The Friedrich Popken and Ernst Otto Horn Collections at Künker Auctions

The Popken and Horn collections are just two of the many highlights of the 2015 Künker Summer Sale. The almost 4,000 lots, their estimates adding up to 5.5 million euros, include numerous rarities from all around the world – from Medieval to Modern Times. Everybody will find his favorite coin when Künker starts its Summer […]

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