Bohemia 1592 thaler Dav-8075

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Kunker sale 263, lot 1475
This specimen was lot 1475 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabruck, June 2015), where it sold for €4,600 (about US$5,942 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Rudolf II. 1576-1612. Reichstaler 1592, Prag. Münzmeister Lazar Erker. RR Min. Zainende, sehr schön. (Holy Roman Empire, Rudolf II, 1576-1612, thaler of 1592, Prague mint, mintmaster Lazarus Erker. Rare, minimal flaws, very fine.)"
Davenport lists this type for 1587-1600. Davenport lists over 130 different thalers for Austria in the sixteenth century. Prague, of course, was in Bohemia but was run by the Hapsburgs as an ordinary branch mint.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-8075, Dietiker 383; Halacka 312; Voglh. 104 II.


  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.

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