Replica of Albrecht von Wallenstein thaler standard

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Replica of Albrecht von Wallenstein thaler standard

Albrecht Wenceslas Eusebius of Wallenstein (b.1583 – d. 1634) was a talented soldier and thanks to his shrewd policy and extraordinary military skills he made an extraordinary career – from an insignificant Czech nobleman he made it to the top and became one of the most powerful figures of the thirty-year war. He was raised to the Czech peerage and later on earned the title of imperial duke, was given high titles and major privileges. Using one of them – the minting privilege – he began to strike coins in the mints in Jičín and Zaháň (Sagan). He struck standard nominal coins of the period, however most of them – including duke Albrecht’s thaler was primarily of representative and prestigious nature – because of scarcity of the metal necessary for coinage. The only nominal coin that was more widely used in circulation was the three-kreutzer.

Material: Silver
Weight: 29 g
Fineness: 999 / 1000
Diameter: 40 mm
Edge: Plain edge
Author of the obverse: ak. soch. Jan Lukáš
Author of the reverse: ak. soch. Jan Lukáš
Code: 30086-710
Mintage: 1000 ks
Date of issue: Leden 2002
Packaging: Blue leather case
Numbered issue: No
Certificate: Yes
Capsule: Yes
Issuer Czech mint
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