Lithuania 1586 thaler Dav-8457a
This specimen was lot 40727 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $27,025. The catalog description noted, "POLAND. Lithuania. Taler, 1586-NB. NGC MS-64. Choice 1586 Lithuania Taler of Stephen Bathory (1576-86). VERY RARE legend variety with small 'N' in 'TRAN'. Highly lustrous, sharply struck, and attractively toned. From the Demarete Collection."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Dav-8457a; Kopicki-10505.
- Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.