Alsace 1623 thaler Dav-3170

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Sincona sale 33, lot 2734
This specimen was lot 2734 in Sincona sale 33 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 325 CHF (about US$386 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA. Ferdinand II. 1618-1637 Taler 1623. Ensisheim. Gutes sehr schön. Felder leicht geglättet. (Holy Roman Empire, Ferdinand II, 1618-37, thaler of 1623, Ensisheim mint. Good very fine, Fields slightly tooled.)"
This type, noted for 1621 and 1623, is not rare but is priced about double that of Dav-3345.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.52 g.

Catalog reference: Dav. 3170; Klemesch 26-, KM A270 (listed under Bohemia).


  • 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.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 33, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.

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