Brixen 1710 thaler Dav-1203
This specimen was lot 30401 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $6,600. The catalog description noted, "Brixen. Casper Ignaz von Künigl Taler 1710 MS62 NGC, Augsburg mint. Utterly scarce as a type and even more so at the Mint State level, this majestically toned taler is awash in autumnal mint brilliance with just a touch of turquoise at the rims. The striking portrait of Casper immediately pleases the viewer, with the pebbled texture of his garments fully pronounced, and the surrounding fields containing only minor occurrences of handling throughout. Just a hint of strike-softness is noted at the centers, but the overall nature of this broad denomination remains at its peak." Brixen was a bishopric in the Austrian Alps in the Tyrol with the mintage right. The dies for this thaler were also used to strike ten and twenty ducats in gold.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Dav-1203; KM 22.
- 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.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.