Austria 1650-Vienna thaler Dav-3180

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Sincona sale 6, lot 1990
This specimen was lot 1990 in Sincona sale 6 (Zurich, May 2012), where it sold for 270 CHF (about US$332 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RDR/ÖSTERREICH Ferdinand III. 1637-1657. Taler 1650, Wien. Geharnischtes, belorbeertes Brustbild mit langen Haaren nach rechts, darunter die Jahreszahl. Rv. Gekröntes, von der Vliesordenskette umgebenes Wappen. Rd. lt. bearb. Sehr schön-gutes sehr schön. (Austria, Ferdinand III, 1637-57, thaler of 1650, Vienna mint. Obverse: laureate, armored bust with long hair, facing right, date below; reverse: crowned arms with Order of the Golden Fleece around. Perhaps clipped, very fine.)"
This type was struck 1650 only but is only somewhat scarce. Other thalers for 1650 include Dav-3189, Dav-3194 and Dav-3190.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver; this specimen is 27,83 g.

Catalog reference: Voglh. 206, KM 972 (was KM 1831), Dav-3180.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 6, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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