Austria 1868 thaler Dav-28

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Goldberg sale 72, lot 5321
Austria 1868 thaler rev Goldberg 72-5321.jpg

This specimen was lot 5321 in Goldberg sale 72 (Los Angeles, February 2013), where it sold for $368. The catalog description[2] noted, "Austria. Taler, 1868. For the Third German Shooting Festival at Vienna. NGC graded MS-62." This issue is classed as a medal by the SCWC and not included therein but Davenport shows it so, what the heck, let's toss it in. The regular issue thaler of Franz Josef (KM 2245) ended in 1867, being superseded by the double florin (KM 2233).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 18.52 g, .900 fine silver, .536 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Dav-28; KM-XM8; Thun-461.


  • 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.
  • [2]Ira and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 72: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles, CA: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.

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