Austria 1575 thaler Dav-8057

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Sincona sale 6, lot 1962
This specimen was lot 1962 in Sincona sale 6 (Zurich, May 2012), where it sold for 1,300 CHF (about US$1,600 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RDR/ÖSTERREICH Maximilian II. 1564-1576. Taler 1575, Joachimstal. Münzmeister Jörg Geitzköfler. Gekröntes, geharnischtes Hüftbild rechts mit Zepter. Rv. Gekröntes Wappen auf gekröntem Doppeladler. Winz. Randschlag. Gutes sehr schön. (Austria, Maximilian II, 1564-76, thaler of 1575, Joachimsthal mint, mintmaster Jörg Geitzköfler. Obverse: crowned, armored half-length bust to right, holding scepter; reverse: double headed eagle supports crowned arms. Very fine.)"
This particular type is a very early thaler; the joachimsthaler is the ancestor of our dollar.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver; this specimen is 28,82 g.

Catalog reference: Diet. 236. Halacka 230. Voglh. 65 II. Dav-8057.

Source:

  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 6, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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