Austria 1704-Hall thaler Dav-1003

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Heritage sale 3035, lot 30070
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This specimen was lot 30070 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $3,525. The catalog description[1] noted, "Leopold I the Hogmouth Taler 1704 MS65 PCGS, Hall mint. A remarkable Gem, certainly among the finest extant for the type, with pleasing tan and olive-gray cabinet patina and underlying flash that captures the eye's attention. The surfaces bear almost no marks and the strike is simply superb with essentially perfect definition of all of Leopold's hair curls and laureate leaves. While common as a type, this piece is anything but, and as such, deserves full attention from the collector that accepts only the finest." This type is listed in the SCWC for 1694-1704 and is reasonably available. The dates prior to 1701 are known as Dav-3245.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM 1303.4, Dav-1003.

Source:

  • 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, and Warren Tucker, Heritage Signature Auction 3035, World and Ancient Coins, featuring the FoxLair Collection and the Law Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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