Austria 1665-Hall thaler Dav-3370
The first specimen was lot 3182 in Sincona sale 20 (Zurich, October 2014), where it sold for CHF 450 (about US$564 including buyer's fees). The catalog description noted, "Taler 1665. Hall. Gutes sehr schön. (good very fine.)" The second specimen was lot 31590 in Heritage sale 3040 (Chicago, April 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Sigismund Franz Taler 1665 VF, Dav. 3770a, KM 1239.2. Hall mint. A problem free coin and seldom found this side of the Atlantic. Sigismund was Archduke of Further Austria and cousin to Emperor Leopold I. His premature death resulted in his coins being scarce." This one year type is listed as scarce.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: silver, the first specimen 28.47 g.
Catalog reference: M.T. 531. Dav-3370; KM-1239.1.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Richter, Jürg, Numismatic Coins & Medals: Auction 20, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2014.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage Signature Auction 3040, featuring the Santa Maria, the Alan Dean and the Valley View Life Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.