Bohemia 1547 1/2 thaler

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Sincona sale 47, lot 1987
This specimen was lot 1987 in Sincona sale 47 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 575 CHF (about US$690 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Heiliges Romisch Reich, Ferdinand I. 1521-1564. Halbtaler 1547, Joachimsthal. Münzmeister Rupprecht Puellacher. Sehr selten. Sehr schön. Korrodiert. (Holy Roman Empire, Austria, Ferdinand I, 1521-64, half thaler of 1547, Joachimsthal mint, mintmaster Rupprecht Puellacher. Very rare, Very fine, Corroded.)"
This type is a product of the Joachimsthal mint in Bohemia, where the thaler was invented.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 14.24 g.

Catalog reference: Dietiker 86.


  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Auction 47, World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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