Austria 1847-A thaler Dav-14

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Sincona sale 9, lot 4885
This specimen was lot 4885 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 200 CHF (about US$253 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ÖSTERREICH Ferdinand I. 1835-1848. Konventionstaler 1847, Wien. Kl. Kr. Vorzüglich-FDC. (Austria, Ferdinand I, 1835-48, convention thaler of 1847, Vienna mint, cleaned, extremely fine to uncirculated.)"
This type was struck 1837-48 at Vienna ("A") and Milan ("M") but is only scarce. Thalers were struck to this weight standard until 1852.

Recorded mintage: unknown but slightly scarce.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, this specimen 27.98 g.

Catalog reference: Kahnt 345. Jl. 246, Dav-14, KM 2240.


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  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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