Austria (1564-95) thaler Dav-8099
"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 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.
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- Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.
- Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.