Austria 1766-A ICSK thaler Dav-1161

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Sincona sale 39, lot 4090
This specimen was lot 4090 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 450 CHF (about US$540 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Joseph II. 1765-1790 Konventionstaler 1766. Wien Mit I.C.-S.K. beim Adler. Fast vorzüglich. Schrötlingsfehler, justiert. (Holy Roman Empire, Joseph II, 1765-90, convention thaler of 1766, Vienna mint. About extremely fine. Planchet defect, adjustment marks.)"
On the death of the emperor Francis I in 1765, his son Joseph II ascended the throne while his redoubtable mother Maria Theresia was still very much alive. This type was struck at Vienna 1765-71 and is fairly common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.14 g, .833 fine silver, this specimen 27.92 g.

Catalog reference: KM 2074.1, Herinek 75. Dav-1161.


  • 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]Jürg Richter, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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