Austria (1564-95) thaler Dav-8100

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Sincona sale 39, lot 3819
This specimen was lot 3819 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 300 CHF (about US$360 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Erzherzog Ferdinand II. 1564-1595 Taler o. J. Hall Mit AVSRIAE. Gutes sehr schön. Hübsche Patina. (Holy Roman Empire, Ferdinand II, 1564-95, undated thaler, Hall, with AVSRIAE in obverse legend. Good very fine. Attractive patina.)"
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 but reasonably common.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.27 g.

Catalog reference: MT 286 var, Dav-8100.

Source:

  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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