Basel 1621 thaler Dav-4599

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Sincona sale 20, lot 3309

This specimen was lot 3309 in Sincona sale 20 (Zurich, October 2014), where it sold for CHF 800 (about US$1,003 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "Taler 1621. Baselstab zwischen der geteilten Jahreszahl. Rv. Auffliegender Adler. Fast vorzüglich. (choice extremely fine.)" This one year type is more available than many other early Swiss thalers.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 27.85 g.

Catalog reference: D.T.1334a, HMZ 2-78g, Dav-4599, KM-A66.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
  • Richter, Juerg, and Ruedi Kunzmann, Neuer HMZ-Katalog, Band 2: Die Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins 15//16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart, Regenstauf, Germany: H. Gietl Verlag GmbH, 2006.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Numismatic Coins & Medals: Auction 20, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2014.

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