Batthyani 1764 thaler Dav-1182

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Jean Elsen sale 120, lot 1098
Batthyani 1764 thaler rev JElsen 120-1098.jpg
This specimen was lot 1098 in Jean Elsen sale 120 (Brussels, March 2014), where it sold for €300 (about US$493 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
" SAINT EMPIRE, BATTHYANI, Carl Joseph (1764-1772), AR Taler, 1764, Droit: B. cuirassé à droite. Revers: Armoiries couronnées. Très Beau. (Austria, prince Carl Joseph Batthyani, 1764-72, silver thaler of 1764. Obverse: armored bust to right; reverse: crowned arms. Very fine.)"
This thaler was issued 1764 from the Vienna mint and is scarce. It was accompanied by a single ducat (Fr-552), five ducats (Fr-551) and ten ducats (Fr-550).

Recorded mintage: 4,000.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, this specimen 27,91 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-1182; Holzmair-9; Slg. Horsky 5402, KM 2.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, Vente Publique 120, Brussels: Jean Elsen & ses Fils, S.A., 2014.

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