Austria 1675-Graz IAN 2 thaler Dav-A3232

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Jean Elsen sale 108, lot 1200
Austria 1675 2 thaler obv JElsen 108-1200.jpg
A double thaler of the Graz mint struck for Austria while Leopold I was emperor. This specimen was lot 1200 in Jean Elsen sale 108 (Brussels, March 2011) where it sold for 1,000 euros ($1,642.71 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SAINT EMPIRE, Léopold Ier (1657-1705), AR double Taler, 1675 IAN, Graz. Sur flan large. Pour la Styrie. Droit: B. l., drapé et cuirassé à droite, dans un polylobe. Revers: Grand écu ovale couronné, entouré du collier de la Toison d'or. Rare. Petits défauts du flan sur la tranche. Très Beau" (Holy Roman Empire, Leopold I (1657-1705), silver double thaler of 1675, Graz mint, struck for Styria. Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust facing right, within a polylobe. Reverse: large oval shield, crowned, with the Order of the Golden Fleece around. Rare, small edge faults, Very Fine.)
The type was struck 1670-84 and despite the six dates known, is rarer than many other Austrian double thalers.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 56.99 grams.

Catalog reference: Her-565; KM 1269, Davenport A3232.

Source:

  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 108, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2011.

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