Eggenberg 1658 thaler Dav-3395

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Sincona sale 18, lot 3150
This specimen was lot 3150 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it sold for CHF 475 (about US$626 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Taler 1658. Krumau. Sehr schön-gutes sehr schön. (Germany, duchy of Eggenberg, thaler of 1658, Krumau mint, very fine.)"
The dukes of Eggenberg were Austrian noblemen awarded the mint right for their services to the emperor. They must have exercised it to the utmost as this type is fairly common.

Recorded mintage: unknown but fairly common.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.67 g.

Catalog reference: Donebauer 3322. Holzmair p. 25, Dav-3395, KM 45.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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