Transylvania 1650-NB thaler Dav-4748
This specimen was lot 26130 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Georg Rakoczi II Taler 1650-NB, Nagybánya mint, VF. A lightly toned example with a significant flan flaw at 7 o'clock and noticeable reverse scratches. Both sides are lightly adjusted. A very rare issue but careful inspection of this lot is recommended." Like most coins of Transylvania, this type (struck 1650 along with seven other thalers) is rare and expensive. As Transylvania was never part of the Holy Roman Empire and was not at this point controlled by the Hapsburgs, we have not included it in the "silver thalers of Germany."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Resch-35, Dav-4748; KM-C281.
- 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 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.