Bohemia 1572 guldenthaler

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Künker sale 335, lot 4620
This specimen was lot 4620 in Künker sale 335 (Osnabruck, Germany, March 2020), where it sold for €850 (about US$1,112 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RÖMISCH-DEUTSCHES REICH. Maximilian II. 1564-1576. Guldentaler (60 Kreuzer) 1572, Kuttenberg. Münzmeister Jiri Satny und Samuel Vodolinsky. Hübsche Patina, kl. Schrötlingsfehler am Rand, sehr schön/vorzüglich. (Holy Roman Empire, Maximilian II, 1564-76, gulden thaler of 1572, Kuttenberg mint. Handsome patina, rim bumps, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This gulden is a product of the Kuttenberg mint in Bohemia. At this time, the gulden was sixty kreuzer while the thaler was 72 kreuzer, making the gulden 5/6 of a thaler. In the next century, the gulden would remain sixty kreuzer but the thaler would rise to ninety kreuzer.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 24.58 g.

Catalog reference: Dav. 44; Dietiker 213; Halacka 190; Voglh. 74.


  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 335: Bracteates from Upper Swabia and the area of the Lake Constance | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the Dr. Karl Walter Bach Collection of coins of the Austrian nobility, Special collections of Bavaria, Lubeck, Wurttemberg as well as siege coins from the Eberhard Link Collection. Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2020.

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