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NEWP: 1560 Emperor Ferdinand I (1558-1564) Taler, Joachimstal Mint !

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I went ahead and purchased this early type Taler from the key Joachimstal mint, the birthplace of the Taler.


The counts of Schlick in Bohemia opened the Joachimstal mint as their silver mines registered the highest yield in all of Europe at that time. The Joachimstal mint maintained extensive Taler minting for decades. At first, the Taler was actually called "Joachimstaler", and finally was reduced to "Taler". Around 1540 this name had already generally asserted itself and continues to live on today in the word 'Dollar'.


This is a truly original piece which I find quite attractive given the history behind it but also the original dark patina. This silver crown must have sat in some cabinet for a long time.


1560 Emperor Ferdinand I (1558-1564) Taler


Joachimstal Mint




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