Bohemia 1648 thaler Dav-3205

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Sincona sale 34, lot 4212
This specimen was lot 4212 in Sincona sale 34 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 3,200 CHF (about US$3,799 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA. Ferdinand III. 1637-1657 Taler 1648. Prag Münzmeister Jakob W. Wolker. Sehr selten. Gutes sehr schön. Blau-graue Patina. (Holy Roman Empire, Ferdinand III, 1637-57, thaler of 1648, Prague mint, mintmaster Jakob W. Wolker. Very rare, Good very fine, blue gray patina.)"
This type of 1641-49, 1653 and 1656 is among the more common thalers from Prague of the seventeenth century.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.91 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-3205; Dietiker 810. Doneb. 2381, KM 453 (listed under Bohemia).


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  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
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  • [1]Jürg Richter, Münzen und Medaillen des Römisch-Deutsches Reiches, Auktion 34, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.

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