Eszterhazy 1770-IC SK thaler Dav-1187
This specimen was lot 30406 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $2,280. The catalog description noted, "Eszterhazy. Nikolaus Joseph Taler 1770 IC-SK VF30 NGC, Vienna mint. A solid example of this rarely offered type that features the armored bust of Nikolaus Joseph, Prince of Esterhazy and notable patron of the arts. Both sides of the flan are smoothed due to wear but express a colorful palate of golds and blues that sit nestled amongst the designs. Few distracting marks are present for the grade level, which ultimately leaves the viewer with a lovely, lasting impression." The Eszterhazys were an old and immensely wealthy Hungarian family and Nikolaus Joseph is remembered in history as the patron of Haydn.
Recorded mintage: 406.
Catalog reference: Dav-1187; KM 1849.
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- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.