Bavaria 1657 thaler Dav-6097

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Stack's Bowers 2015 NYINC sale, lot 594
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 594 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $7,050. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Bavaria. Taler, 1657. Munich Mint. Ferdinand Maria (1651-1679). NGC MS-62. VERY RARE. Finest certified example. Depiction of Madonna seated with child on the left flanked by an elector to the right. Mottled toning with underlying luster and very crisp details. Sharply struck and exceptional quality for this elusive issue. From the Rockaway Collection." This is one of two thalers issued in 1657, the first issue since 1643 and the last until 1694.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-6097; KM-300.


  • Bruce, Colin R., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 4th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2008.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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