Bohemia 1669 thaler Dav-3283

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Sincona sale 34, lot 4254
This specimen was lot 4254 in Sincona sale 34 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 19,000 CHF (about US$22,554 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA. Leopold I. 1657-1705 Taler 1669. Kuttenberg Münzmeister Gregor Hackl. Von grosser Seltenheit. Fast vorzüglich. Kl. Henkelspur. (Holy Roman Empire, Leopold I, 1657-1705, thaler of 1669, Kuttenberg mint, mintmaster Gregor Hackl. Of the highest rarity, About extremely fine, Trace of mounting.)"
The SCWC, which combines Dav-3282 and Dav-3283 into KM 497, lists this rare type for 1659, 1666-71. The Kuttenberg mines and mint were ruined by the Thirty Years War and output thereafter was very low.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 29.23 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-3283; Dietiker 898. Herinek 663, KM 497 (listed under Bohemia).

Source:

  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Münzen und Medaillen des Römisch-Deutsches Reiches, Auktion 34, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.

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