Thorn 1631-II thaler Dav-4372

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Künker sale 293, lot 2136
This specimen was lot 2136 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €2,600 (about US$3,504 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"POLEN, THORN, Stadt. Reichstaler 1631, mit Titel Sigismunds III. (1587-1632). RR Sehr schön +. (Poland, city of Thorn, thaler of 1631, struck in the name of Sigismund III, 1587-1632. Rare, very fine or better.)"
Davenport notes this for 1630-32. It is among the more common thalers of seventeenth century Poland altho this specimen realized over seven times the catalog value.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-4372; KM-18, Dutkowski/Suchanek 1385 (R4); Kopicki 8264 (R3).

Sources:

  • 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]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 293: Münzen aus Mittelalter und Neuzeit u. a. die westfälischen Privatsammlungen Werner Bröker und Bernd Terletzki, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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