Bohemia 1617 thaler Dav-3061

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Kunker sale 263, lot 1482
This specimen was lot 1482 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabruck, June 2015), where it sold for €2,600 (about US$3,359 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Matthias, 1608-1612-1619. Reichstaler 1617, Prag. Münzmeister Benedikt Huebmer. Selten in dieser Erhaltung. Sehr attraktives Exemplar, min. Schrötlingsfehler, vorzüglich. (Holy Roman Empire, Matthias I, 1612-19, thaler of 1617, Prague mint, mint master Benedikt Huebmer. Rare in this grade, very attractive, minimal planchet cracks, extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1613-19 and is listed in the SCWC under Bohemia. It is not rare but it is scarcer than the later Dav-3136.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-3061, Dietiker 509; Halacka 502; Voglh. 116 II, KM 161 (listed under Bohemia).


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
  • [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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