Zurich 1646 2 thaler Dav-A4640

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Sincona sale 39, lot 4774
This specimen was lot 4774 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 1,250 CHF (about US$1,499 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Zurich, Doppeltaler 1646. Sehr selten. Schön-sehr schön. (canton of Zurich, double thaler of 1646. Very rare. Fine-very fine.)"
This rare double thaler was struck 1646 only. The accompanying single thaler (Dav-4640) is scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 56.82 g.

Catalog reference: D.T. 1070a, HMZ 2-1145d, Dav-A4640,KM 67.


  • 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]Jürg Richter, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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