Austria 1686-SHS thaler Dav-3296

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Sincona sale 34, lot 4261
This specimen was lot 4261 in Sincona sale 34 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 600 CHF (about US$712 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA. Leopold I. 1657-1705 Taler 1686. Breslau Wardein Salomon Hammerschmidt. Selten. Schön-sehr schön. Kratzer auf Av. Alte Kabinettpatina. (Holy Roman Empire, Leopold I, 1657-1705, thaler of 1686, Breslau mint, warden Salomon Hammerschmidt. Rare, Fine-very fine, scratches on obverse, old cabinet toning.)"
This Breslau mint issue is noted for 1685-88. All dates are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 26.04 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-3296; F.u.S. 545. Herinek 686, KM 483.8 (listed under Silesia).

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.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Münzen und Medaillen des Römisch-Deutsches Reiches, Auktion 34, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.

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