Austria 1853-A thaler Dav-17

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from Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 6059
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This specimen was lot 6059 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $399.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "AUSTRIA. Taler, 1853-A. NGC AU Details--Surface Hairlines. Lustrous with light attractive toning. From the Mezo-Toth Kalman Collection." This intermediate type was struck 1852-56 and is scarcer than preceding (Dav-14, 28.06 g) and succeeding types (Dav-21, 18.52 g).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 25.99 g, .900 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-17; KM-2243.1.


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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]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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