Dietrichstein 1695 thaler Dav-3376

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Sincona sale 4, lot 5334
This specimen was lot 5334 in Sincona sale 4 (Zurich, October 2011), where it sold for 1,050 CHF (about US$1,397 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ÖSTERREICH Dietrichstein, Fürstentum Ferdinand Josef, 1655-1698. Taler 1695. Brustbild mit grosser Perücke nach rechts. Rv. Wappen auf gekrönter, verzierter und von der Vliesordenskette umgebener Wappenkartusche. Lt. ger. Vorzüglich. (Austria, Principality of Dietrichstein, Ferdinand Joseph, 1655-98, thaler of 1698. Obverse: peruked bust to right; reverse: Crowned and quartered arms, Order of the Golden Fleece around. Extremely fine.)"
The emperor occasionally permitted certain favored aristocrats to strike their own coins; this is one. The SCWC lists this one year type as scarce but not rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 29,02 g.

Catalog reference: KM 20, Holzmair 33, Dav-3376.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes: Auction 4, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2011.

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