Austria 1708-IMH thaler Dav-1013
This specimen was lot 20128 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Chicago, August 2019), where it sold for $2,040. The catalog description noted, "AUSTRIA. Taler, 1708-IMH. Vienna Mint. Joseph I. NGC MS-64. A highly attractive example of a SCARCE type in any grade, let alone in this lofty mint state designation. Piece exhibits rich old cabinet tone with hard slate patina, parts with hints of a blue sheen, in the peripherals and devices of the obverse. In contrast, the open fields and high points of the designs features display a lovely dove to medium grey tone. The reverse is a bit more even exhibiting an attractive mottled russet patina over medium grey surfaces highlighted by blue, purple and red iridescent hues. A lovely example with good eye appeal worthy of a premium bid." This type was struck 1705-10 and is fairly common.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Dav-1013; KM-1444; Vogl-251/I.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Davenport, John S., German Talers, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1965.
- Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The August 2019 Chicago ANA Auction: World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.