Austria (1548-58) thaler Dav-8010

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Sincona sale 39, lot 3800
This specimen was lot 3800 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 400 CHF (about US$480 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Ferdinand I. 1521-1564 Taler o. J. Wien Münzmeisterzeichen Stern. Sehr schön. (Holy Roman Empire, Ferdinand I, 1521-64, undated thaler, Vienna mint. Very fine.)"
This type is not dated but can be narrowed down to after 1548, when Ferdinand adopted a beard, and before 1558, the year that he was promoted to emperor.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.24 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-8010.

Source:

  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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