Germany (Essen) Thaler (Fakes are possible) 1680
The first two pictures on this page are of the same magnificent coin. It comes from Kunker where it sold for (are you ready?) 32000 euros, about $36000 US dollars during a 2013 auction. CoinQuest thanks Kunker for use of their amazing coin photo.
The third picture on this page shows a nice-looking replica of this coin. It is probably worth $50 to $100, although finding the right collector might bring more since it is such a great coin.
This is a very rare silver thaler from the old German State of Essen. It shows a cityscape of Essen with St. John's Church, the Cathedral of St. Gertrude, at the forefront and Berne pond with geese. Above the city, in the clouds, the murder of St. Engelbert by soldiers of Frederick of Isenberg is shown. The coin is very rare and very valuable.
I did a search for counterfeits, but could find none. Most rare coins are heavily counterfeited today, so there is always a possibility of fakes. If requester Jkarg would send us photos, we can give our opinion of authenticity. To send, start an e-mail exchange using the 'Contact' button at the top of the home page.
Below is a picture of the replica sent to us by the requester Jkarg. Isn't it a beauty? The date of manufacture is plainly seen on the edge of the replica. CoinQuest thanks Jkarg for use of the coin photo.
, Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Jkarg, Sat, 26-Sep-2015 02:08:26 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 26-Sep-2015 14:35:53 GMT
Requester description: 1680 Over a city, as if on clouds, horseman are attacking an in individual who is also on a horse.
On the other side is a coat of arms; in the left hand corner are two fish lying belly to belly, in the other three corners are three lions, and in the center are three spades.
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