Thorn 1629 thaler Dav-4369

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Goldberg sale 85, lot 4273
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city of Thorn in 1648

This specimen was lot 4273 in Goldberg sale 85 (Los Angeles, June 2015), where it sold for $11,163. The catalog description[1] noted, "Poland: Thorn. Brand Taler, 1629. City view of Thorn besieged by Swedish troops during the thirty year war. Toned. Rare. NGC graded VF-25." The siege of Thorn also occasioned the issue of other thalers, Dav-4367, -4368 and -4370, all rare. The city of Thorn is now Torun in Poland.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-4369; Hcz-1539; Gum-1419; KM-7.1.


  • 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.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 85: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2015.

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