Zurich 1640 thaler Dav-4639

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Sincona sale 11, lot 2907
This specimen was lot 2907 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 400 CHF (about US$495 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SCHWEIZ Zürich Stadt Taler 1640. Bläuliche Patina. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Switzerland, canton of Zurich, thaler of 1640, bluish patina, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type is listed for 1640 and 1645 and the 1640 is reasonably common for a Swiss thaler.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver; this specimen is 28,34 g.

Catalog reference: D.T. 1069b. HMZ 2-1146c, Dav-4639, KM 56.


  • Bruce, Colin R., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 4th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2008.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 6, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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