1560 Mansfeld Thaler: What's so special? Update: Mystery Solved
I won this thaler a week ago and immediately received a "buy from owner" offer through Heritage for a decent increase over my winning bid. This one is destined for my Silver Dollars of '60 set so I did not respond to the offer but I did post a trade offer in several forums that I frequent, hoping to catch the eye of the individual that really wants this coin. I haven't received a response from the trade offers but I did get a second, higher offer through Heritage after the first one expired.
So what's so special about this thaler? I only found two other auction records for coins matching this one on acsearch (there are several varieties that are close but different -- Mansfeld-Eisleben). Can anyone verify the Davenport #?. My references don't go back that far. NGC says 9484 but one German auction said 9482.
I intend to keep it unless I can trade it for another nice crown with a 60 in the date (or one of the really scarce Charles III Mexico City 8 reales that I don't have).