Chur (1625) thaler Dav-4672

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from Heritage sale 3049, lot 31519
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Chur in Switzerland in 1648

This specimen was lot 31519 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $493.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Chur. City Taler ND XF45 PCGS. A typically crude example of this rare type featuring the portrait of an armored St. Lucius, presented here with ample residual luster and light reverse adjustments. From the Redwood Collection, Part II." Chur, among with the rest of Switzerland, left the Empire in 1648 as part of the Treaty of Westphalia which ended the Thirty Years War. The city arms feature a leaping ibex. This type is also known dated 1620 and 1626.

Recorded mintage: unknown but very scarce.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM 223, HMZ-484a, Dav-4672.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
  • Richter, Juerg, and Ruedi Kunzmann, Neuer HMZ-Katalog, Band 2: Die Münzen der Schweiz und Liechtensteins 15//16. Jahrhundert bis Gegenwart, Regenstauf, Germany: H. Gietl Verlag GmbH, 2006.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.

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