Basel 1639 thaler Dav-4604

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Sincona sale 4, lot 5493
This specimen was lot 5493 in Sincona sale 4 (Zurich, October 2011), where it sold for 600 CHF (about US$798 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SCHWEIZ Basel, Stadt Taler 1639. Baselstab in einem Vierpass. Rv. Nach links blickender, auffliegender Adler. Überdurchschnittliche und attraktive Erhaltung. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Switzerland, city of Basel, thaler of 1639. Obverse: Basel flower in quadrilobe; reverse: eagle displayed. Attractive very fine to extremely fine.)"
The SCWC notes this type for 1623-24 and 1638-39; the latter two dates are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28,03 g.

Catalog reference: KM 79.2, Wint. 76, HMZ 2-78n, Dav-4604.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]UBS Auction 85: Gold and Silver Coins, Zurich: UBS AG, 2010.

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