Austria 1646-Graz thaler Dav-3189

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Goldberg sale 67, lot 3843
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

This specimen was lot 3843 in Goldberg sale 67 (Los Angeles, January 2012), where it sold for $2,530. The catalog description[1] noted, "Austria. Taler, 1646 (Graz). Ferdinand III, 1637-1657. Laureate head right. Reverse: Crowned arms in Order chain. Struck on roller die. Sharply struck with reflective fields. NGC graded MS-64." The SCWC lists this thaler for 1644, 1646 and 1650. It is mentioned as a better type but not rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown but reasonably common.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM 920, Dav-3189.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Stephen Harvey, Paul Rynearson and Jason Bradford, Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient & World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2011.

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