Hungary 1693-KB thaler Dav-3263

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Sincona sale 9, lot 5944
This specimen was lot 5947 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 325 CHF (about US$411 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"UNGARN Leopold I. 1657-1705. Taler 1693, Kremnitz. Fast vorzüglich-vorzüglich. (Hungary, Leopold I, 1657-1705, thaler of 1693, Kremnitz mint, extremely fine to choice extremely fine.)"
This type, struck 1681-1700 in many varieties (Dav-3260, -3261, -3262, -3262A, -3262B, -3263, -3263A, -3264, -3265), is common. Despite being a one year type, this variety is listed as one of the more common thalers of the period. Hungary in 1692 had been freshly reconquered by the Austrians from the Turks but was not part of the Empire.

Recorded mintage: 358,000.

Specification: 28.82 g, .875 fine silver, this specimen is 28,64 g.

Catalog reference: Huzar 1373, Dav-3263, KM 214.6.

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.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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