Gurk 1801 thaler Dav-40

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Sincona sale 18, lot 3152
This specimen was lot 3152 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it sold for CHF 600 (about US$791 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Konventionstaler 1801. Wien Vorzüglich. (bishopric of Gurk, convention thaler of 1801, Vienna mint. Extremely fine.)"
This is the only thaler from this locality during the nineteenth century and is likely a commemorative. Gurk, formerly the seat of a bishopric, lies in Carinthia.

Recorded mintage: unknown but somewhat scarce.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, this specimen 28,09 g.

Catalog reference: Kahnt 187. Holzmair S. 66, Dav-40, KM 2.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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