Danzig 1640-GR thaler Dav-4356

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Heritage sale 3030, lot 24806
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24806 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $3,407.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Danzig. Vladislaus IV Taler 1640-GR, XF40 NGC, nicely toned with bold details, an attractive example of this early Taler. The G-R mintmaster initials refer to Gerard Rogge." The city of Danzig issued this thaler 1640-48; this is a common date; smaller coins such as groszy and orts are much more reasonable. A half thaler (KM 26.1) also exists.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM-27; Dav-4356; Gum-1588.


  • 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3030, featuring the RLM Collection, the Isaac Rudman Collection, the Hans Cook Collection and the Collection of Donald E. Bently, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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