Austria 1765-Vienna thaler Dav-1112

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Sincona sale 11, lot 2362
This specimen was lot 2362 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 550 CHF (about US$681 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RDR/ÖSTERREICH Maria Theresia, 1740-1780. Konventionstaler 1765, Wien. Winz. Justiersp. Vorzüglich-FDC. (Austria, Maria Theresia, 1740-80, convention thaler of 1765, Vienna mint. Tiny mount mark, extremely fine to uncirculated.)"
On the death of Charles VI in 1740, the redoubtable Maria Theresia was crowned Archduchess of Austria and queen of Hungary but, being a woman, could not be given the imperial crown. Therefore, after much debate and a war fomented by Frederick the Great of Prussia, her husband Francis of Lorraine was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 1745. This thaler was issued 1754-65 from the Vienna mint and is common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, this specimen 28.04 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-1112; Eypeltauer 73, KM 1817.

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 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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