Austria 1624-BZ thaler Dav-3154

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Sincona sale 34, lot 4188
This specimen was lot 4188 in Sincona sale 34 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 5,250 CHF (about US$6,232 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA. Ferdinand II. 1618-1637 Taler 1624. Breslau Münzmeister Balthasar Zwirner. Sehr selten. Fast vorzüglich. Attraktive Tönung. (Holy Roman Empire, Ferdinand II, 1618-37, thaler of 1624, Breslau mint, mintmaster Balthasar Zwirner. Very rare, About extremely fine, attractive toning.)"
This rare type is one of several closely related types (Dav-3151, -3152, -3153) issued at this mint in 1624 as the Thirty Years War ground on.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 27.84 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-3154; F.u.S. 138 (Neisse). Voglh. 126/I, KM 129.4 (listed under Silesia).

Source:

  • 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, Münzen und Medaillen des Römisch-Deutsches Reiches, Auktion 34, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.

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