Augsburg 1632 thaler Dav-4543

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Sincona sale 6, lot 549
This specimen was lot 549 in Sincona sale 6 (Zurich, May 2012), where it sold for 850 CHF (about US$1,046 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Augsburg, Stadt Schwedische Besatzung, Gustav II. Adolf, 1611-1612. Taler 1632. Belorbeertes, geharnischtes Brustbild fast von vorn. Rv. Wappen auf gekrönter Wappenkartusche, unten in kleiner Kartusche der Stadtpyr. Min. Schrötlingsf. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (City of Augsburg, thaler of 1632, issued during the Swedish occupation. Obverse: armored, laureate bust of Gustavus Adolphus (1611-32) facing forward; reverse: crowned arms. Some hairlines, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This thaler honors Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, savior of the Protestant cause during the Thirty Years' War.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver; this specimen is 29,08 g.

Catalog reference: Forster 240, KM A68, Dav-4543.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 6, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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