Austria 1758 thaler Dav-1137

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Kunker sale 263, lot 1531
This specimen was lot 1531 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabruck, June 2015), where it sold for €380 (about US$491 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Maria Theresia, 1740-1780. Reichstaler 1758, Prag. Ausbeute der Joachimstaler Gruben. Münzmeister Paul Erdmann von Schwingerschuh. R Etwas berieben, sehr schön. (Holy Roman Empire, Maria Theresia, 1740-80, thaler of 1758, Prague mint, for the Joachimsthal mines. Some tooling, very fine.)"
The type was struck 1758-59 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). It is priced about double the regular issue (Dav-1136A).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Dav-1137; Dietiker 1079; Eypeltauer 83; Halacka 1942; Müseler 6/36, 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]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.

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