Austria (1564-95) thaler Dav-8099

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Sincona sale 11, lot 2327
Sincona sale 18, lot 3078
The first specimen was lot 2327 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 183 CHF (about US$227 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RDR/ÖSTERREICH Erzherzog Ferdinand II. 1564-1595. Taler o. J., Hall. Kratzer. Gutes sehr schön. (Austria, archduke Ferdinand II, 1564-95, thaler without date, Hall mint. Scratched, good very fine.)"
The second specimen was lot 3078 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it sold for CHF 200 (about US$264 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"Taler o. J. (1577-99). Hall. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Austria, thaler circa 1577-99, hall mint, very fine to extremely fine.)"
Davenport notes a considerable number of thalers and multiple thalers struck for the archduke, Dav-8088 thru Dav-8103, all without dates. None are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, the first specimen 28.36 g, the second specimen 28.61 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-8099; M.T. 273.

Source:

  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.
  • [2]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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