Nurnberg 1638 thaler Dav-5656

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Sincona sale 33, lot 2283
This specimen was lot 2283 in Sincona sale 33 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 700 CHF (about US$831 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Nurnberg, City, Taler 1638. Vorzüglich. (Germany, city of Nuremburg, thaler of 1638, Extremely fine.)"
This type, minted 1637-41, is not cheap but is among the more available Nuremberg thalers of the seventeenth century. The oval shape suggests the use of roller dies.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.45 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-5656; Kellner 255, KM 139.

Source:

  • [1]Jürg Richter, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 33, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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