Hungary 1837-B thaler Dav-122

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Sincona sale 34, lot 4508
from the Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 6749
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The first specimen was lot 4508 in Sincona sale 34 (Zurich, October 2016), where it sold for 2,000 CHF (about US$2,374 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"AUSTRIA. Ferdinand I. 1835-1848 Madonnentaler 1837. Kremnitz. Selten. Gutes sehr schön. Teilweise Tönung. (Austrian Empire, Ferdinand I, 1835-48, madonna thaler of 1837, Kremnitz mint. Rare, Good very fine.)"
The second specimen was lot 6749 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $793.12. The catalog description[2] noted, "HUNGARY. Taler, 1837-B. Kremnitz Mint. NGC EF Details--Surface Hairlines. SCARCE two year type which saw heavy circulation on almost all examples. This piece showing even wear which is consistent with assigned grade and which was wiped down some time ago with the noted hairlines now toned over an even slate gray. From the Mezo-Toth Kalman Collection." This type was struck 1837 and 1839 only and is scarce. Thalers were struck to this standard until 1856 then replaced by a smaller coin struck 1857-68. This type was accompanied by a half thaler (KM 423), a 20 krajczar (KM 422) and a 10 krajczar (KM 421).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, .7514 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: J. 252. Herinek 149. Huszar 2079. Dav-122, KM 424.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Münzen und Medaillen des Römisch-Deutsches Reiches, Auktion 34, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2016.
  • [2]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.

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