Bohemia 1695-CK thaler Dav-3284

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Sincona sale 34, lot 4256
This specimen was lot 4256 in Sincona sale 34 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 525 CHF (about US$623 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA. Leopold I. 1657-1705 Taler 1695. Kuttenberg Münzmeister Christof Kroh. Fast sehr schön-sehr schön. Vermutlich zeitgenössische Fälschung. (Holy Roman Empire, Leopold I, 1657-1705, thaler of 1695, Kuttenberg mint, mintmaster Christof Kroh. About very fine-very fine. Likely a contemporary counterfeit.)"
The weight of this piece suggests that it is a fake altho the photo is very convincing. The genuine type, the first Kuttenberg issue since 1671, is rare. The price realized suggests that bidders were not deterred.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 23.20 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-3284; Vgl. Dietiker 904, KM 612 (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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