Hungary 1631-KB 1/4 thaler
This specimen was lot 6722 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $423. The catalog description noted, "HUNGARY. 1/4 Taler, 1631-KB. Kremnitz Mint. Ferdinand II (1619-37). NGC AU-55. Only light wear to the highest points of relief which is remarkable given that fractional silver such as this would have seen extensive circulation. A good strike with nice relief to the portrait, some doubling can be found. Nicely toned a medium gray with considerable strong remaining luster. From the Mezo-Toth Kalman Collection." This fairly scarce type is listed for 1620-37. A quarter thaler traded for eighteen krajczar at the time.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM-71; Huszar-1189.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- 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.