Austria 1757 thaler Dav-1136

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Sincona sale 23, lot 3035
Stack's Bowers November 2015 sale, lot 42113
Bohemia SB1115-42113r.jpg
The first specimen was lot 3035 in Sincona sale 23 (Zurich, May 2015), where it sold for 400 CHF (about US$503 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"vMaria Theresia, 1740-1780 Konventionstaler 1757. Prag. Sehr schön-gutes sehr schön. (Holy Roman Empire, Maria Theresia (1740-80), convention thaler of 1757, Prague mint, very fine or better.)"
The second specimen was lot 42113 in Stack's Bowers Winter sale (Baltimore, November 2015), where it sold for $329. The catalog description[2] noted, "BOHEMIA. Taler, 1757. Maria Theresa (1742-80). PCGS EF-45 Secure Holder. Dav-1136a; KM-765. Original striking of a Maria Theresa silver Taler in high circulated grade. Totally free of any problems. A great opportunity for world crown collectors." The type was struck 1746-50 and is listed by the SCWC under Bohemia as it was struck in Prague. Prague also struck thalers featuring her husband, Francis of Lorraine (Dav-1158).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.82 g, .875 fine silver, .810 troy oz ASW, the first specimen 28.04 g.

Catalog reference: Dietiker 1078. Herinek 524, Dav-1136, KM 749 (listed under Bohemia).

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]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 23, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.
  • [2]Ponterio, Richard, and Todd McKenna, The November 2015 Baltimore Auction, World Coins and Paper Money, featuring the Ray Czabor Collection and selections from the Strong Museum, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2015.

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