Austria 1698-Vienna thaler Dav-3230

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Sincona sale 39, lot 3947
This specimen was lot 3947 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 450 CHF (about US$540 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Leopold I. 1657-1705 Taler 1698. Wien. Vorzüglich. (Holy Roman Empire, Leopold I, 1657-1705, thaler of 1698, Vienna mint. Extremely fine.)"
This type was issued 1696-1700 and is fairly common. Other Vienna mint thalers of Leopold I include Dav-3227 (struck 1672), -3228 (struck 1681-83), -3229 (struck 1692-95) and -3229A (struck 1695). It seems unlikely that the emperor was ever called "the Hogmouth" to his face.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.07 g.

Catalog reference: Herinek 597, KM 1275.5, Dav-3230.

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, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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