Garsten 1679 thaler Dav-3460

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Sincona sale 50, lot 1165
This specimen was lot 1165 in Sincona sale 50 (Zurich, October 2018), where it sold for 4,500 CHF (about US$5,428 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Garsten, Abtei. Roman Rauscher, 1642-1683. Taler 1679. Auf sein 50-jähriges Priesterjubiläum, gewidmet von der Stadt und der bergrechtlichen Gewerkschaft der Steyerer Eisenwerke. Sehr selten. Prachtvolle Erhaltung mit herrlicher Patina. Vorzüglich-FDC. Exemplar der Auktion Jacques Schulman 239, Amsterdam 1965, Nr. 2017. (Germany, abbey of Garsten, Roman Rauscher, 1642-83, thaler of 1679. On his 50th priestly jubilee, dedicated by the city and the mining union of Steyerer Iron Works. Very rare, Beautiful condition with magnificent patina, Extremely fine-uncirculated.)"
The abbey of Garsten is in Styria. This is the only issue listed in the SCWC.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 34.34 g.

Catalog reference: KM 5, Müseler 20/1 (this example), Dav-3460.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Jubilee Auction 50, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2018.

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