Austria 1654-Hall thaler Dav-3367

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Kunker sale 263, lot 1493
This specimen was lot 1493 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabruck, June 2015), where it sold for €1,500 (about US$1,938 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Erzherzog Ferdinand Karl, 1632-1662. Reichstaler 1654, Hall. Prachtexemplar. Herrliche Patina, fast Stempelglanz. (Holy Roman Empire, archdule Ferdinand Charles, 1632-62, thaler of 1654, Hall mint. Proof example, handsome patina, choice uncirculated.)"
This type is listed for 1657 only yet is not rare. A very similar half thaler and quarter thaler exist.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-3367; M./T. 513; Voglh. 185 II. KM-933.3.


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  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.

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