Thaler of Stephen Bathory [20]

Schilling thaler of King Stephen Bathory

Subject: History of Polish Coin
Face value: 20 pln
Alloy: 925/1000 Ag
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Weight: 28.28 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 20000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: no
Date of issue: 2016-12-07
Issue price: 180 pln
In the central part of the reverse – reverse of the thaler of Stephen Bathory depicting a crowned eagle with a Bathory coat of arms on its chest. In the bottom part of the coin, right-hand –fragment of an obverse of the shilling of Stephen Bathory bearing a stylized letter ‘S’ under a crown. Along the rim, right-hand – name of the coin in Polish: SZELĄG, TALAR STEFANA BATOREGO.

Designer: Urszula Walerzak
In the central part of the obverse – obverse of the thaler depicting Stephen Bathory wearing a crown and an armor, holding a scepter in his hand. In the bottom part of the coin, right-hand – image of a 20-zloty coin stylized for a contemporary Polish circulation coin.

Designer: Urszula Walerzak

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The schilling and the thaler of King Stephen Bathory

The reign of Stephen Báthory (1576–1586) brought a further modification and development of the minting system. New minting regulations issued in 1580 played a pivotal role in its formation. In the regulations, the king decided to establish a Polish-Lithuanian monetary union and to mint harmonized monetary units in both parts of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. The coins that were introduced included, among others, the thaler, the trojak (three grossi), the grosz and the schilling (szelag). The first and the last of these coins are particularly noteworthy. That is because the thalers had until that time been very rare and the schillings were only known in the lands of Prussia. For this reason, we have selected both of these coins for presentation in our ...

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