Bohemia 1603 thaler Dav-3029

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Sincona sale 34, lot 4118
This specimen was lot 4118 in Sincona sale 34 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 3,600 CHF (about US$4,273 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA. Rudolf II. 1576-1612 Taler 1603. Budweis Münzmeister Christ. Mattighofer. Sehr selten in dieser Erhaltung. FDC. Scharfe Prägung. An den Adlerköpfen ein wenig flau. (Holy Roman Empire, Rudolf II, 1576-1612, thaler of 1603, Budweis mint, mintmaster Christ. Mattighofer. Very rare in this condition, Uncirculated, Sharply struck, crooked eagle heads.)"
This product of the Budweis mint is listed for 1601-03 and is rare. This date is unpriced in the SCWC.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.64 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-3029; Dietiker 380. Doneb. 1761, KM MB257 (listed under Bohemia).


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  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Münzen und Medaillen des Römisch-Deutsches Reiches, Auktion 34, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.

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