Austria 1549 thaler Dav-8046

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Sincona sale 34, lot 4031
This specimen was lot 4031 in Sincona sale 34 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 375 CHF (about US$445 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA. Ferdinand I. 1521-1564 Taler 1549. Joachimsthal Ohne Münzmeisterzeichen. Fast sehr schön. (Holy Roman Empire, Ferdinand I, 1521-64, thaler of 1549, Joachimsthal mint, without mintmaster's initials. About very fine.)"
Davenport notes this thaler for 1548-56. Note the single headed eagle on the reverse, rather than the double headed eagle used later.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.45 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-8046; Dietiker 148. Voglh. 49/VII. Doneb. 1178.

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]Jürg Richter, Münzen und Medaillen des Römisch-Deutsches Reiches, Auktion 34, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.

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