Austria 1737-Hall thaler Dav-1055

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Heritage sale 3042, lot 29327
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 29327 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $646.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Karl VI Taler 1737 MS62 NGC, Hall mint. A most impressive example, complete with varied, gray patination and a significant amount of original mint bloom. Almost immediately, the eye is drawn to the captivating bust of Karl VI, with his intricately-styled features delicately coated in a generous amount of amber iridescence. The reverse is equally sharp, with solid definition throughout and surfaces that are silvery in nature when compared to the obverse. An altogether alluring offering, highly-favored in a Mint State classification." This type, a product of the Hall mint, was struck 1730-38 and is not rare. Other Austrian thalers for 1730 include Dav-1056, Dav-1038 and Dav-1042.

Recorded mintage: 246,000 (including Dav-1056).

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-1055, KM 1639.1.

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]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.

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