Austria 1853-A thaler Dav-17
This specimen was lot 6059 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $399.50. The catalog description 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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