Austria 1558 thaler Dav-8023

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Künker sale 293, lot 1538
This specimen was lot 1538 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €2,000 (about US$2,696 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RÖMISCH-DEUTSCHES REICH, Ferdinand I. 1522-1558-1564. Reichsguldiner (72 Kreuzer) 1558, Klagenfurt. Selten, besonders in dieser Erhaltung. Sehr attraktives Exemplar mit hübscher Patina, fast vorzüglich. (Holy Roman Empire, Ferdinand I, 1522-64, guldiner of 1558, Klagenfurt mint. Scarce in this quality, very attractive example with beautiful patina, about extremely fine.)"
This type of 1558-60 shows the emperor with a beard, which he adopted in the 1550's and wore until his death in 1564.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-8023; Voglh. 51 II.

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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