Austria 1590-Hall thaler Dav-8105

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Sincona sale 23, lot 2973
This specimen was lot 2973 in Sincona sale 23 (Zurich, May 2015), where it sold for 3,000 CHF (about US$3,768 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RDR/ÖSTERREICH, Rudolf II. 1576-1612 Taler 1590. Prag Dreikaisertaler. Selten. Sehr schön. (Holy Roman Empire, Rudolf II (1576-1612), thaler of 1590, Prague mint with three emperors. Rare, very fine.)"
Davenport attributes this coin not to Prague but to Hall in the Tyrol. He mentions also similar double, triple and quadruple thalers.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 29.10 g.

Catalog reference: Markl 1954, Dav-8105.

Source:

  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 23, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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