Nurnberg 1627 2 thaler Dav-A5640

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Sincona sale 39, lot 3154
This specimen was lot 3154 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 3,200 CHF (about US$3,838 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Nurnberg, Stadt, Doppeltaler 1627. Geflügelter Genius ohne Band auf der Brust hält zwei Schilde. Rv. Reitender Kaiser Ferdinand II. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Germany, city of Nuremberg, double thaler of 1627. Obverse: winged cherub supports two shields; Reverse: emperor Ferdinand II. Very fine-extremely fine.)"
While many Nurnberger thalers of the Thirty Years War are readily available, this type, struck 1627-30, is very rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 58.14 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-A5640; Kellner 224. Slg. Erlanger 344, KM 84.


  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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