Poland 1580 thaler Dav-8426

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Heritage sale 3041, lot 32340
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This specimen was lot 32340 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Stephen Bathory. City of Olkusz Taler 1580 XF45 NGC, of highest rarity. Obv. Crowned and armored half-length bust of Stephen Bathory right, holding scepter in right hand, with left hand on sword hilt. Rev. Crown dividing date 15-80, with arms of Poland and Lithuania, and small arms of the Crown Treasurer Jakob Rokossovsky, below. Well struck for the issue, with gray-russet toning and minor edge flaws."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Davenport-8426; Gumowski 725 (RR), Kopicki 550 (R8), H-Cz 638 (R7).


  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World & Ancient Coins Auction 3041, featuring the Eric Beckman Collection of Canadian Coins, the Kaiser Collection of German Gold Coins and the Rudman Collection of Mexican Coins, Part I, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015

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