Eggenberg 1629 thaler Dav-3382
This specimen was lot 30404 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $10,800. The catalog description noted, "Eggenberg. Johann Ulrich Taler 1629 MS61 NGC, Prague mint. Fully impressive in both eye appeal and technical quality, this scarce taler features the bust of Johann Ulrich, prominent statesman and loyal ally of Ferdinand II. The expansive surfaces are beautifully patinated from years of cabinet storage, showing mottled shades of dove and graphite gray throughout, accentuated by luminous hues of salmon that rest against the raised devices. Between flares of original luster and sharply defined illustrations, this winsome offering is an ideal representative of the type, and at present time, is the only certified example of this rare, singular issue."This coin was minted in 1630-33 for the obscure Austrian family of Eggenberg. This type was struck the one year only and is rare, like all the issues from this locale.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM 9, Dav-3382.
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