Zurich (1560) thaler Dav-8783

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Heritage sale 3049, lot 31552
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This specimen was lot 31552 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $1,527.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Zurich. City Stampfer Taler ND (c.1560) MS61 NGC, Referred to as a 'Stampfer Taler' after mintmaster Hans Jakob Stampfer, this immense selection appeals to the eye with silvery-white surfaces and well-rendered motifs for the type. Some softness is noted, but the overall nature of this specimen remains bold. From the Redwood Collection, Part II." This undated type could have been struck over several years, judging from the number of varieties listed in Davenport.

Recorded Mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: HMZ-21123b, Dav-8783.


  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.

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