Austria (1686-96)-Hall 2 thaler Dav-3252

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Heritage sale 425, lot 50428
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

A double thaler of the Hall mint struck for Austria while Leopold I was emperor. This specimen was lot 50428 in Heritage sale 425 (New York, January 2007), where it sold for $1,840. The catalog description noted, "Leopold the Hogmouth 2 Taler ND (1686) Hall, without lion's head, MS63 NGC, choice silver-gray patina." The type was struck 1686-96 and, while it is expensive, is more available than most double thalers.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM 1338, Davenport 3252.

Source:

  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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