Austria 1809-C thaler Dav-5

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Sincona sale 34, lot 4423
This specimen was lot 4423 in Sincona sale 34 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 325 CHF (about US$386 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"AUSTRIA. Franz II. (I.), 1792-1835 Taler 1809. Prag. Vorzüglich. Leicht justiert. Originalglanz. (Empire of Austria, Francis I, 1792-1835, thaler of 1809, Prague mint. Extremely fine, light adjustment marks, original luster.)"
This type was struck 1806-10 and is slightly scarce. This is the only issue from Prague. Thalers were struck to this standard until 1856 then replaced by a smaller coin struck 1857-68.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, .7514 troy oz ASW, this specimen 27.95 g.

Catalog reference: Dietiker 1146. Herinek 286. Dav-5, KM 2160.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Münzen und Medaillen des Römisch-Deutsches Reiches, Auktion 34, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.

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