Batthyani 1788 thaler Dav-1184

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Stack's Bowers 2015 NYINC sale, lot 314
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 314 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $2,820. The catalog description[1] noted, "AUSTRIA. Batthyani. Taler, 1788. Ludwig (1788-1806). NGC MS-65. Finest certified example. Attractive iridescent toning with reflective surfaces. Sharply struck with great eye appeal. From the Rockaway Collection." This rare issue was struck for the prince in 1788 and is one of three thalers issued for the Batthyani family in the eighteenth century.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM-8, Dav-1184.


  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.
  • 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.

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