Austria 1741 thaler Dav-1109

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Sincona sale 18, lot 3095
This specimen was lot 3095 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it sold for CHF 350 (about US$461 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Taler 1741. Wien. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Austria, thaler of 1741, Vienna mint, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This thaler was issued at Vienna 1741-44. In the opening years of Maria Theresia's reign, she was fighting Frederick the Great's conquest of Silesia and revolt in Hungary. Many of the thalers issued during her reign would feature her husband, Francis of Lorraine, who was crowned Holy Roman Emperor.

Recorded mintage: unknown but somewhat scarce.

Specification: 28.82 g, .875 fine silver, this specimen 28.74 g.

Catalog reference: KM 1678 (formerly KM 1964), Eypeltauer 12. Herinek 389. Dav-1109.

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]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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