Austria (1670)-Hall 2 thaler Dav-3247

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Sincona 4, lot 5272
This specimen was lot 5272 in Sincona sale 4 (Zurich, October 2011), where it sold for 1,600 CHF (about US$2,128 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ÖSTERREICH Leopold I. 1657-1705 Doppeltaler o. J. (1680), Hall. Geharnischtes, belorbeertes Brustbild mit langen Haaren nach rechts. Rv. Gekrönter, nach links blickender Adler, den Kopf in einem Blätterkranz. Min. Schrötlingsf. Vorzüglich (Austria, Leopold I, 1657-1705, double thaler without date, Hall mint. Obverse: armored, laureate bust with long hair to right. Reverse: crowned eagle eagle faces left. Minor hairlines, extremely fine.)"
Emperor Leopold issued a long series of double thalers of which this type is neither the commonest or the rarest.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 57,08 g.

Catalog reference: KM 1119.1, M.T. 708. Dav-3247.


  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes: Auction 4, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2011.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.

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