Poland 1580 thaler Dav-8426
This specimen was lot 32340 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description 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.
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.
- 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