Austria 1558 thaler Dav-8022

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Künker sale 293, lot 1537
This specimen was lot 1537 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €1,700 (about US$2,291 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RÖMISCH-DEUTSCHES REICH, Ferdinand I. 1522-1558-1564. Reichsguldiner (72 Kreuzer) 1558, Klagenfurt. R Vorzügliches Exemplar mit feiner Tönung. (Holy Roman Empire, Ferdinand I, 1522-64, guldiner of 1558, Klagenfurt mint. Extremely fine example with fine toning.)"
This type of 1557-58 shows the king (he did not become emperor until 1558) with a beard, which he adopted in the 1550's and wore until his death in 1564. A similar thaler of 1558 (Dav-8023) has the date on the obverse and mentions his new title of emperor.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-8022; Voglh. 51 I.

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]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 293: Münzen aus Mittelalter und Neuzeit u. a. die westfälischen Privatsammlungen Werner Bröker und Bernd Terletzki, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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