Hungary 1653-KB thaler Dav-3198
This specimen was lot 22544 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it sold for $329. The catalog description noted, "HUNGARY. Taler, 1653. Kremnitz Mint. Ferdinand III (1637-57). PCGS AU-55. Reverse rotated 60 degrees clockwise from medal axis. Struck a few years after Ferdinand III had successfully ended the 30 Years War with the signing of the Peace of Westphalia. A handsome example of the issue with wear confined primarily to the chin, and quite conservatively graded overall. Light to medium overcast color tone adds appeal with traces of gunmetal blue seen in the reverse legends." This type was struck without change 1637-61, rendering it one of the more common thalers of the period. The SCWC correctly catalogs this under Hungary, not Austria. Hungary in 1653 was partitioned between the Austrians and the Turks and was not part of the Empire.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM-107; Dav-3198.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, The August 2016 Anaheim ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.