Hungary 1740-KB thaler Dav-1062
This specimen was lot 6740 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $423. The catalog description noted, "HUNGARY. Taler, 1740-KB. Kremnitz Mint. Charles VI. NGC AU-58. Well struck example of the final year of type with loads of detail throughout bust and eagle. Within open fields and protected areas considerable original luster winking out from beneath pleasing old cabinet toning showing hues of royal blue and golden orange. A very handsome classical looking example." This type, struck 1730-40 in several varieties, is common. It is the final type struck for Karl VI, who was succeeded by his daughter Maria Theresia in 1740.
Recorded mintage: 262,000.
Specification: 28.82 g, .875 fine silver.
Catalog reference: Dav-1062; KM-310.2; Huszar-1606.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.