Silesia 1717 thaler Dav-1093

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Heritage sale 3021, lot 20063
Austria 1717 thaler rev Heritage 3021-20063.jpg

This specimen was lot 20063 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $1,116.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Breslau. Karl VI Taler 1717, MS61 NGC, an attractive coin with aged silvery-gray patina, minor haymarking in the open fields. Scarce type struck in the modern day Polish city of Wroclaw." This type was struck 1715-18 and is fairly common. Similar types were issued by Vienna, Hall and St. Veit.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-1093, KM801.3 (listed under German States, Silesia).


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  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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