Burgau 1772 thaler Dav-1149

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Sincona sale 23, lot 3040
the Austrian Burgau in 1547, north of Augsburg, from Putzger's Atlas
This specimen was lot 3040 in Sincona sale 23 (Zurich, May 2015), where it sold for 130 CHF (about US$163 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RDR/ÖSTERREICH, Maria Theresia, 1740-1780 Konventionstaler 1772. Günzburg. Sehr schön-gutes sehr schön. (Holy Roman Empire, Maria Theresia (1740-80), convention thaler of 1772, Gunzburg mint, very fine.)"
This thaler was issued 1765-72 from the Gunzburg mint and is common. Gunzburg was in the Austrian Burgau, located on the upper Danube between Ulm and Augsburg. Like all Maria Theresia thalers minted after 1765, the queen is depicted wearing a widow's veil, noting the death of her husband Francis of Lorraine. The convention thaler, adopted in the 1750's, was 28.06 g, .833 fine, whereas earlier types were 28.82 g, .875 fine.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, .751 troy oz ASW, this specimen 27.85 g.

Catalog reference: Reissenauer 4. Herinek 505, Dav-1149, KM 21 (listed under Burgau).

Source:

  • 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]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 23, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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