Augsburg 1743-IT thaler Dav-1922

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Sincona sale 26, lot 2598
This specimen was lot 2598 in Sincona sale 26 (Zurich, October 2015), where it sold for 2,100 CHF (about US$2,594 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Taler 1743. Titel Karls VII. Vorzüglich-FDC. Min. justiert, sonst aussergewöhnliche Erhaltung. (Germany, city of Augsburg, thaler of 1743, struck in the name of Charles VII, extremely fine to uncirculated, minor adjustment marks, outstanding example.)"
This rare type was struck for the pretender Charles of Bavaria, who attempted and failed to seize the imperial crown during the War of the Austrian Succession.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 29.16 g.

Catalog reference: Forster 535. Dav-1922; KM-148.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., German Talers, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1965.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 26, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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