Hungary 1778-B SKPD thaler Dav-1133a
This specimen was lot 3941 in Stack's-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $793.13. The catalog description noted, "HUNGARY. Taler, 1778 B-SKPD. Maria Theresa (1740-80). Kremnitz Mint. NGC MS-64. A few light adjustment marks on Madonna. Bright and lustrous. Light golden toning and very attractive. From the Rockaway Collection." Hungary in 1778 was firmly under Austrian rule but was not part of the Empire. This type, struck 1777-80, is fairly common.
Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver.
Recorded Mintage: unknown but common.
Catalog reference: Dav-1133; KM-386.2; Huszar-1680.
- 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 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.