Austria 1815-A thaler Dav-6
This specimen was lot 2565 in Goldberg sale 91 (Los Angeles, June 2016), where it sold for $517.50. The catalog description noted, "Austria. Taler, 1815-A NGC MS63. Franz II. A few faint adjustment marks. Attractively toned with original luster. NGC graded MS-63." This type was struck 1811-15 at various mints, including Vienna (mintmark "A", shown here), Kremnitz (mintmark "B"), Hermannstadt (mintmark "C") and Nagybanya (mintmark "G"). Some of the dates are rare but this one seems to be common. 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.
Catalog reference: KM 2161, Dav-6.
- 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.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 91: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2016.