Thorn 1637-II thaler Dav-4374
This specimen was lot 40728 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $1,410. The catalog description noted, "POLAND. Thorn. Taler, 1637-II. NGC VF Details--Scratches. Vladislaus IV (1632-48). Grafitti "N" lightly scratched on both sides. Toned." The SCWC records this type for 1633-38 and, while not common, as along the more available Polish thalers. Wladyslaw IV, a member of the Swedish Wasa family, ruled Poland 1633-48. The initials "II" stand for Jacob Jacobsen of Emden.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Dav-4374; KM-21; Parchimowicz-1883e; Gum-1611.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.