Burgau 1780-SF thaler Dav-1151

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Sincona sale 39, lot 4067
This specimen was lot 4067 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 100 CHF (about US$120 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Maria Theresia, 1740-1780 Konventionstaler 1780. Günzburg Mit S.F. unter dem Brustbild. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Holy Roman Empire, Maria Theresia, 1740-80, convention thaler of 1780, Gunzburg mint, with 'S. F.' under the bust. Very fine-extremely fine.)"
This one year type is the original of the famous "Maria Theresia" thaler restruck in the hundreds of millions. It is a product of the Gunzburg mint in Burgau.

Recorded mintage: unknown but fairly common.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, .751 troy oz ASW; this specimen is 27.98 g.

Catalog reference: KM 23 (listed under Burgau), Herinek 510. Dav-1151A.


  • 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]Jürg Richter, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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