Hungary 1655-KB thaler Dav-3198

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This specimen was lot 330 in Stack's Coin Galleries sale (New York, October 2010), where it sold for $460. The catalog description[1] noted,
"AUSTRIA-HUNGARY. Ferdinand III, 1637-1657. Taler, 1655 KB. Kremnitz-Kormoczbanya. Tall laureate bust r. in dotted circle, FERDINAND – III. D:G: RO.I.S.AVG.GER – HV. BOH. REX, tiny Hungarian Arms and Madonna divide legend. Rv. Imperial eagle, quartered Arms of Hungary-Bohemia, crown breaking the outer circle, mintmark flanks the feet. Crisply detailed strike with a wealth of fine detail clearly delineated. Smooth reflective fields add to this coin’s bold appeal. About Uncirculated."
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 1656 was partitioned between the Austrians and the Turks and was not part of the Empire.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-3198, KM 107.


  • 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]Kraljevich, John, Frank Van Valen and Christine Karstedt, Coin Galleries Mail and Internet Bid Sale, New York: Stack's, 2010.

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