Austria 1751-WI thaler Dav-1153

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Künker sale 293, lot 1635
This specimen was lot 1635 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €380 (about US$512 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RÖMISCH-DEUTSCHES REICH, Franz I. 1745-1765. Konv.-Taler 1751, WI, Wien. Fast vorzüglich. Exemplar der Slg. Bernhard Terletzki. (Holy Roman Empire, Francis I, 1745-65, convention thaler of 1751, Vienna mint. About extremely fine.)"
This design was intended to be the standard thaler struck throughout the Hapsburg domains during the reign of emperor Franz I, husband of Maria Theresia. It was struck at Vienna (shown here), Hall, Prague, Kremnitz and Carlsburg. The early issues (Dav-1152, 1746-51) were struck as reichs thalers and the later issues (Dav-1153, 1748-56, shown here) were struck as convention thalers (lower weight). Kremnitz was the only other mint that struck both standards.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-1153; KM 2038, Herinek 117.

Source:

  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 293: Münzen aus Mittelalter und Neuzeit u. a. die westfälischen Privatsammlungen Werner Bröker und Bernd Terletzki, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.
  • 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.

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