Bohemia 1557 thaler Dav-8035

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Kunker sale 263, lot 1465
This specimen was lot 1465 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabruck, June 2015), where it sold for €4,000 (about US$5,167 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Ferdinand I. 1522-1558-1564. Taler 1557, Prag. Münzmeister Ludwig Neufahrer. RR Attraktives Exemplar mit feiner Patina, min. Randfehler, vorzüglich. (Holy Roman Empire, Ferdinand I, 1558-64, thaler of 1557, Prague mint, mintmaster Louis Neufahrer. Rare, attractive example with toning, small edge cracks, extremely fine.)"
Davenport lists this type for 1557-58. Davenport lists over 130 different thalers for Austria in the sixteenth century. Prague, of course, was in Bohemia but was run by the Hapsburgs as an ordinary branch mint.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-8035, Dietiker 145; Halacka 13; Voglh. 55 II.


  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.

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