Augsburg 1744-T thaler Dav-1924

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Sincona sale 23, lot 2084
This specimen was lot 2084 in Sincona sale 23 (Zurich, May 2015), where it sold for 650 CHF (about US$817 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Augsburg, Stadt, Taler 1744. Titel Karl VII. Sehr schön-gutes sehr schön. (Germany, city of Augsburg, thaler of 1744, struck in the name of Charles VII, very fine.)"
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 29.17 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-1924; KM-152, Forster 543.


  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 23, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.
  • 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.

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