Austria 1703-GE thaler Dav-1007

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Sincona sale 34, lot 4244
This specimen was lot 4244 in Sincona sale 34 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 1,100 CHF (about US$1,306 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA. Leopold I. 1657-1705 Taler 1703. Prag. Vorzüglich. Hübsche Tönung. (Holy Roman Empire, Leopold I, 1657-1705, thaler of 1703, Prague mint. Extremely fine, handsome toning.)"
This two year type of 1703-04 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 27.48 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-1007; Dietiker 903. Herinek 658, KM 624 (listed under Bohemia).

Source:

  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Münzen und Medaillen des Römisch-Deutsches Reiches, Auktion 34, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.

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