Austria 1728-Graz thaler Dav-1040
"1728. Carlos III, Pretendiente. Graz. 1 taler. Escasa. MBC. (Charles III, pretender, thaler of 1728, Graz mint. Scarce, very fine.)"This type was struck 1723 and 1728-29 and is fairly common. Similar types were issued by Hall, Vienna, Breslau and St. Veit. Charles was the younger brother of Joseph I and was not expected to inherit the imperial throne. Being unemployed, he was put forward as the rival candidate of Philip V for the Spanish crown. His brother's unexpected death in 1711 made him the Holy Roman Emperor and his anti-French allies quickly lost interest in placing him on the Spanish throne.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Dav-1040; KM-1610.1 (formerly KM 505.1).
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