Austria 1560 thaler Dav-8024

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Sincona sale 11, lot 2318
This specimen was lot 2318 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 500 CHF (about US$619 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RDR/ÖSTERREICH Ferdinand I. 1521-1564. Taler zu 72 Kreuzer 1560, Klagenfurt. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Austria, Ferdinand I, 1521-64, thaler of 72 kreuzer of 1560, Klagenfurt mint. Very fine to extremely fine.)"
This particular type is a very early thaler, struck 1558-60, and is a product of the Klagenfurt mint in Tyrol. Davenport lists over 130 different thalers for Austria in the sixteenth century.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 30.95 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-8024; Markl 1529.

Source:

  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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