Burgau 1765-G SC thaler Dav-1147
This specimen was lot 3189 in Sincona sale 20 (Zurich, October 2014), where it sold for CHF 250 (about US$313 including buyer's fees). The catalog description noted, "Taler 1765. Günzburg. Fast vorzüglich. (choice extremely fine.)" On the death of Charles VI in 1740, the redoubtable Maria Theresia was crowned Archduchess of Austria and queen of Hungary but, being a woman, could not be given the imperial crown. Therefore, after much debate and a war fomented by Frederick the Great of Prussia, her husband Francis of Lorraine was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in 1745. This thaler was issued 1764-65 from the Gunzburg mint and is fairly common. It was accompanied by a half thaler.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, this specimen 27.99 g.
Catalog reference: Eypeltauer 76, Dav-1147; KM-15.
- 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.
- Richter, Jürg, Numismatic Coins & Medals: Auction 20, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2014.