Bohemia 1695-GE thaler Dav-3279

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Sincona sale 34, lot 4241
This specimen was lot 4241 in Sincona sale 34 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 850 CHF (about US$1,009 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA. Leopold I. 1657-1705 Taler 1695. Prag Münzmeister Gregor Egerer. Vorzüglich. Leicht fleckig. (Holy Roman Empire, Leopold I, 1657-1705, thaler of 1695, Prague mint, minmaster Gregor Egerer. Extremely fine, light spots.)"
This one year type is fairly scarce. The production of the Prague mint dwindled greatly after the devastation of the Thirty Years War. This was the first thaler issued since 1674.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.55 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-3279; Dietiker 903, KM 611 (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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