Austria 1807-A thaler Dav-5

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Jean Elsen sale 126, lot 958
This specimen was lot 958 in Jean Elsen sale 126 (Brussels, September 2015), where it sold for €320 (about US$427 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"AUTRICHE, François Ier (1806-1835), AR Taler, 1807-A, Vienne. 1er type, au titre de Salzbourg et Wurzbourg. Rare Légère trace de bélière. (empire of Austria, Francis I (1806-35), silver taler of 1807, Vienna mint, first type with the titles of Wurzburg and Salzburg. Rare, removed from jewelry.)"
This thaler was struck at Vienna 1806-09 and is the first type struck for Francis using his title of Austrian Emperor, which title he assumed in 1806.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Jaeckel 163; Her. 281, Dav-5, KM 2160.


  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 126, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2015.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.

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