Bohemia 1607 2 thaler Dav-3027A

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Sincona sale 47, lot 2020
This specimen was lot 2020 in Sincona sale 47 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 18,000 CHF (about US$21,598 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Heiliges Romisch Reich, Rudolf II. 1576-1612. Doppeltaler 1607, Kuttenberg. Münzmeister David Enderle. Sehr selten. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. Kleine Randfehler. (Holy Roman Empire, Austria, Rudolf II, 1576-1612, double thaler of 1607, Kuttenberg mint, mintmaster David Enderle. Very rare, Very fine-extremely fine, Minor edge nicks.)"
Kuttenberg, now Kutná Hora, was indeed in Bohemia, but was run by the Hapsburgs as an ordinary branch mint. The town was devastated during the Thirty Years War and the mines fell into ruin. Two closely related double thalers exist for this date: KM 38 = Dav-3027, 1603 only, goat's head mint mark, rare, and KM 39 = Dav-3027A, 1603-11, eagle's head mint mark.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 56.75 g.

Catalog reference: Dietiker 411, Dav-3027A, KM 39.

Source:

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

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