Hungary 1631-KB thaler Dav-3129
This specimen was lot 24469 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $4,406.25. The catalog description noted, "Ferdinand II Taler 1631-KB, MS65 NGC. A Gem original example of this early Habsburg issue. Often weakly struck as a type, this example is well struck with superb reddish-gray toning, over lustrous surfaces, with no noticeable flaws. One of the nicer examples of this type we have seen." Hungary in 1634 was partitioned between the Austrians and the Turks and was not part of the Empire. This type was struck 1620-37 and is noted as common.
Recorded mintage: 255,000.
Catalog reference: Dav-3129, KM-75.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.