Austria 1790-A thaler Dav-1171

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Sincona sale 23, lot 3048
This specimen was lot 3048 in Sincona sale 23 (Zurich, May 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"RDR/ÖSTERREICH, Leopold II. 1790-1792 Konventionstaler 1790. Wien. R Vorzüglich. Königstaler. (Holy Roman Empire, Leopold II (1790-92), convention thaler of 1790, Vienna mint, rare, extremely fine.)"
This one year type with griffons supporting the Austrian arms on the reverse, instead of the usual imperial eagle, is rare. Other thalers (Dav-1167, -1173) exist for 1790.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, this specimen 28.09 g.

Catalog reference: KM 2099, Jaeckel 70; Dav-1171.


  • 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.

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