Hungary 1590-KB thaler Dav-8066

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Heritage sale 3015, lot 25112
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 25112 in Heritage sale 3015 (Long Beach, September 2011), where it sold for $2,645. The catalog description[1] noted, "Rudolph II Taler 1590-KB, MS63 NGC, a choice specimen with well-struck design features and aged cabinet patina - very attractive and rare in this grade!" The Hapsburg ruler styled himself king of Hungary but actually ruled only a slice near the Austrian border, the remainder being divided between the Ottoman Turks and the prince of Transylvania. Davenport lists this type for 1578-1600.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-8066.


  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3015, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.

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