Austria 1788-A thaler Dav-1167

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Künker sale 293, lot 1641
This specimen was lot 1641 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €1,800 (about US$2,426 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RÖMISCH-DEUTSCHES REICH, Josef II. 1765-1790. Konv.-Taler 1788, A, Wien. RR Feine Patina, winz. Kratzer, vorzüglich/Stempelglanz. (Holy Roman Empire, Joseph II, 1765-90, convention thaler of 1788, Vienna mint. Rare, fine patina, small scratches, extremely fine to uncirculated.)"
This type was struck 1781-90 but is rather scarce compared to the kronenthaler (Dav-1170) minted at the same time.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver.

Catalog reference: J. 18, Dav-1167, KM 2077.

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, 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.

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