Bohemia 1638 thaler Dav-3204

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Sincona sale 9, lot 4853
This specimen was lot 4853 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 1500 CHF (about US$1,897 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ÖSTERREICH Ferdinand III. 1637-1657. Taler 1638, Prag. Selten. Sehr schön. (Austria, Ferdinand III, 1637-57, thaler of 1638, Prague mint, rare, very fine.)"
This type was struck 1638-41 and is listed in the SCWC under Bohemia. A double thaler (Dav-3211), unlisted in the SCWC, also exists.

Recorded mintage: unknown but fairly common.

Specification: silver, this specimen 29,13 g.

Catalog reference: Diet. 807, Dav-3204, KM 420.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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