Austria 1624-Graz thaler Dav-3104

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Jean Elsen list 265, lot 752
Austria 1624 thaler rev JElsen 265-752.jpg
This specimen was lot 752 in Jean Elsen list 265 (Brussels, July-September 2013) where it was offered for €575 (about US$759 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SAINT EMPIRE, Ferdinand II (1619-1637), AR Taler, 1624, Graz. Pour la Styrie. Droit: B. l. et cuirassé à droite. Revers: Ecu couronné, entouré du collier de la Toison d'or. Superbe. (Holy Roman Empire, Ferdinand II (1619-37), silver thaler of 1624, Graz mint, struck for Styria. Obverse: laureate, armored bust to right; reverse: crowned arms, collar of the Golden Fleece around, extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1620-25 in numerous varieties (Dav-3328, -3329, -3329V, -3330, -3330V). In addition, other Austrian thalers for 1624 include Dav-3078, -3106, -3087, -3123, -3144, -3146, -3146A, -3104A, -3330A, -3092, -3080, -3081, -3085, -3086, -3083, -3084 and -3087A. Quite a challenge for those used to collecting neat rows of Lincoln cents.

Recorded mintage: unknown but fairly common.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.06 g.

Catalog reference: Her., 418; Voglh., 134/IV, Dav-3104, KM 453.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Philippe Elsen et al., Liste 265, Juillet-Septembre 2013, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S. A., 2013.

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