Bohemia 1597 thaler Dav-8079
This specimen was lot 6032 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $517. The catalog description noted, "AUSTRIA. Taler, 1597. Kuttenberg Mint. Rudolf II (1576-1612). NGC AU-50. A few areas of flat strike at the highest points of relief and no major actual wear. Deep old cabinet toning pervades the entire surface area." This particular type is a product of the Kuttenberg mint for 1578-1600. Davenport lists over 130 different thalers for Austria in the sixteenth century.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Dav-8079; Vogl-101/1.
- Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.