Hungary 1692-KB thaler Dav-3262

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This specimen was lot 723 in Stack's Coin Galleries sale (New York, October 2010), where it sold for $632.50. The catalog description[1] noted,
"HUNGARY. Leopold I, 1657-1705. Taler, 1692 KB. Kormoczbanya, Kremnitz. Large armored laureate bust r in circle of dots, titles divided by minute Hungarian Arms, Madonna and Child. Rv. Imperial eagle with Hungary-Bohemia shield. Roller die strike on a broad 47 mm planchet. Vivid detail is complemented by gleaming silver lustre. Possible mount remnants show themselves as minor roughness on the rim (hard to see in the slab). Uncirculated Details (NGC)."

Despite being a one year type, it is listed as one of the more common thalers of the period. The SCWC correctly catalogs this under Hungary, not Austria. Hungary in 1692 had been freshly reconquered by the Austrians from the Turks but was not part of the Empire.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-3262, KM 214.3.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
  • [1]Kraljevich, John, Frank Van Valen and Christine Karstedt, Coin Galleries Mail and Internet Bid Sale, New York: Stack's, 2010.

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