Bohemia 1644 thaler Dav-3210

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UBS sale 85, lot 1267
This specimen was lot 1267 in UBS sale 85 (Zurich, September 2010), where it sold for 2700 CHF (about US$3,080 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ÖSTERREICH Ferdinand III. 1627-1657 Taler 1644, Joachimsthal. Drapiertes, belorbeertes Brustbild nach rechts. Rv. Gekrönter, nimbierter Doppeladler mit gekröntem Wappen auf der Brust. Gutes sehr schön." (Austria, Ferdinand III, 1627-57, thaler of 1644, Joachimsthal mint. Obverse: draped, laureate bust facing right; reverse: crowned, nimbate double-headed eagle with crowned arms on the breast. Good Very Fine.)
This author could not find this type in the SCWC but a very similar type is listed for Prague in Bohemia, 1641-56. It is likely that this coin is rare, judging by the price realized.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28,55 g.

Catalog reference: Diet. 813, Dav-3210, similar to KM 453 but Joachimsthal mint.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
  • [1]UBS Auction 85: Gold and Silver Coins, Zurich: UBS AG, 2010.

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