Austria 1641/39-Graz 2 thaler Dav-A3186

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Jean Elsen sale 108, lot 1197
Austria 1641 2 thaler rev JElsen 108-1197.jpg
A double thaler of the Graz mint struck for Austria while Ferdinand III was emperor. This specimen was lot 1197 in Jean Elsen sale 108 (Brussels, March 2011) where it sold for 1,300 euros ($2,136 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SAINT EMPIRE, Ferdinand III (1637-1657), AR double Taler, 1641 (sur 1639), Graz. Sur flan large. Pour la Styrie. Droit : B. l., drapé et cuirassé à droite. Revers : Grand écu ovale couronné, entouré du collier de la Toison d'or. Rare. Très Beau" (Holy Roman Empire, Ferdinand III, 1637-57, silver double thaler of 1641, Graz mint. Struck for Styria. Obverse: laureate, armored bust to right; reverse: large oval crowned arms, Order of the Golden Fleece around. Rare, very fine.)
The type was struck 1639 and 1641 only and is expensive.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 58.00 grams.

Catalog reference: Her-341; KM 876.1, Davenport A3186.

Source:

  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Krause, Chester L, and Clifford Mishler, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 3rd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
  • Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 108, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2011.

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