Bohemia 1544 thaler Dav-8048

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Sincona sale 26, lot 3617
This specimen was lot 3617 in Sincona sale 26 (Zurich, October 2015), where it sold for 2,400 CHF (about US$2,965 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Ferdinand I. 1521-1564 Taler 1544. Kuttenberg. Selten. Sehr schön. (Holy Roman Empire, Ferdinand I, 1521-64, thaler of 1544, Kuttenberg mint. Scarce, very fine.)"
This particular type is a very early thaler; the joachimsthaler is the ancestor of our dollar.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, the first specimen 28.89 g.

Catalog reference: Dietiker 143; Dav-8048.

Source:

  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 26, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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