St. Gall 1620 2 thaler Dav-4676
This specimen was lot 22781 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $7,637.50. The catalog description noted, "St. Gallen Canton 2 Taler 1620, VF25 ANACS, traditional standing bear on obverse, double headed eagle on reverse. A great rarity, missing from the important four-part Bank Leu Swiss sales 2001-2005. A rim flaw at 6:00, yet overall quite acceptable with no major problems. This date is listed, but unpriced in most catalogues." The SCWC notes this type for 1620-21 only. Thalers for St. Gall are few and far between; this double thaler is extremely rare.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Dav-4676, HMZ-728, KM 63.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.