Austria 1854-A thaler Dav-17

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Sincona sale 11, lot 2391
This specimen was lot 2391 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 420 CHF (about US$520 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RDR/ÖSTERREICH Franz Joseph I. 1848-1916. Taler 1854, Wien. Vorzüglich-gutes vorzüglich. (Austria, Francis Joseph I, 1848-1916, thaler of 1854, Vienna mint, extremely fine.)"
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, this specimen 25.98 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-17; Herinek 426, KM 2243.1.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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