Austria 1695-CB thaler Dav-3304

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Heritage sale 3042, lot 29324
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 29324 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $763.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Leopold I Taler 1695-CB VF35 NGC, Brieg mint. By Mintmaster Christoph Brettschneider. Featuring the half-length, armored bust of Leopold I, this broad specimen displays handsome cabinet patination and intricately-styled design elements that are evenly-worn but still very eye-appealing." This scarce type was struck 1695-97. The province was conquered by Frederick the Great and annexed to Prussia in 1740.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM 621.1 (listed under Silesia), Dav-3304.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.

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