Danzig 1615 1/4 thaler

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Sincona sale 57, lot 3108
This specimen was lot 3108 in Sincona sale 57 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 225 CHF (about US$268 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"POLEN | Danzig, Stadt, Ort (1/4 Taler) 1615. Mit Titel Sigismunds III. Vorzüglich. Kleiner Schrötlingsfehler. (kingdom of Poland, city of Danzig, ort or quarter thaler of 1615, struck in the name of Sigismund III. Extremely fine, Minor flan defect.)"
This type was struck 1608-16. An ort = ¼ thaler = ten groszy.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 6.61 g.

Catalog reference: KM 6, Kopicki 7488.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 57: World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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