Bohemia 1561 thaler Dav-8047

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Sincona sale 39, lot 3804
This specimen was lot 3804 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 800 CHF (about US$960 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Ferdinand I. 1521-1564 Taler 1561. Joachimsthal. Fast vorzüglich. (Holy Roman Empire, Ferdinand I, 1521-64, thaler of 1561, Joachimsthal mint. About extremely fine.)"
Davenport notes this type for 1558-61. Altho minted by and for the Austrian emperor, it is a product of Bohemia.

Recorded mintage: unknown but reasonably common.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.73 g.

Catalog reference: Dietiker 153, Dav-8047.


  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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