Bohemia 1723-IFW 1/2 thaler
This specimen was lot 6084 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $199.75. The catalog description noted, "BOHEMIA. 1/2 Taler, 1723-IFW. Kuttenberg Mint. Charles VI (1711-40). NGC VF-30. Even wear consistent with grade. Old cabinet toning throughout with some muted blue hues in protected areas of detail in bust and arms." The oval shape derives from the use of roller dies, which were gradually superseded by the screw press in the eighteenth century. This type was struck 1717-26 and is common. IFW stood for mintmaster Johann Franz Weyer.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 14.41 g, .875 fine silver, .405 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-688 (listed under Bohemia).
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.