Burgau 1765 thaler Dav-1147

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Goldberg sale 69, lot 4495
Burgau 1765 thaler rev Goldberg 69-4495.jpg
the Austrian Burgau in 1547, north of Augsburg, from Putzger's Atlas

This specimen was lot 4495 in Goldberg sale 69 (Los Angeles, May, 2012), where it sold for $920. The catalog description [2] noted, "Austria - Burgau. Taler, 1765 (Gunsburg). Maria Theresa. Armored bust right. Reverse: Crowned double eagle. Attractive original mint bloom. NGC graded MS-64." 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 common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: 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.
  • [2]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Stephen Harvey and Paul Rynearson, Goldberg sale 69: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2012.

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