Silesia 1631-IZ thaler Dav-3159

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Sincona sale 34, lot 4189
This specimen was lot 4189 in Sincona sale 34 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 500 CHF (about US$594 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA. Ferdinand II. 1618-1637 Taler 1631. Breslau Münzmeister Hans Ziesler. Selten. Sehr schön. Dünne Kratzer auf Av. Rand etwas bearbeitet. (Holy Roman Empire, Ferdinand II, 1618-37, thaler of 1631, Breslau mint, mintmaster Hans Ziesler. Rare, Very fine, thin scratches on obverse, tooling on rim.)"
This one year type, like most Breslau thalers, is rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 27.31 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-3159; F.u.S. 234, KM 129.4 (listed under Silesia.


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  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
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  • [1]Jürg Richter, Münzen und Medaillen des Römisch-Deutsches Reiches, Auktion 34, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.

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