Bohemia 1562 guldenthaler Dav-36

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Sincona sale 63, lot 1483
This specimen was lot 1483 in Sincona sale 63 (Zurich, June 2020), where it sold for 500 CHF (about US$627 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Ferdinand I. 1521-1564. Guldentaler zu 60 Kreuzer 1562, Kuttenberg. Selten. Sehr schön. (Holy Roman Empire, Ferdinand I, 1521-64, gulden of sixty kreuzer of 1562, Kuttenberg mint. Rare, Very fine.)"
This particular type is a very early gulden, and is a product of the Kuttenberg mint in Bohemia. Davenport does not list it in his catalog of thalers as it is too light. The guldenthaler would soon be shortened to gulden and its weight slide from five-sixths to about two-thirds of a thaler. Bohemia was not added to the Hapsburg dominions until 1526.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 24.32 g.

Catalog reference: Dietiker 42. Dav-36.


  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona sale 63: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, SINCONA Bullion Auction, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2020.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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