Austria 1696-GE thaler Dav-3280

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Sincona sale 34, lot 4242
This specimen was lot 4242 in Sincona sale 34 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 700 CHF (about US$831 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA. Leopold I. 1657-1705 Taler 1696. Prag Münzmeister Gregor Egerer. Sehr schön-gutes sehr schön. (Holy Roman Empire, Leopold I, 1657-1705, thaler of 1696, Prague mint, mintmaster Gregor Egerer. Very fine-good very fine)"
This two year type (1696, 1702) is fairly scarce. The production of the Prague mint dwindled greatly after the devastation of the Thirty Years War.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.55 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-3280; Dietiker 903. Herinek 656, KM 611 (listed under Bohemia).

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]Jürg Richter, Münzen und Medaillen des Römisch-Deutsches Reiches, Auktion 34, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.

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