Khevenhuller-Metsch 1761 thaler Dav-1188

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Kunker sale 263, lot 1589
This specimen was lot 1589 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabruck, June 2015), where it sold for €1,900 (about US$2,455 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"KHEVENHÜLLER-METSCH Johann Josef, 1742-1776. Konv.-Taler 1761, Wien. RR Sehr attraktives Exemplar mit herrlicher Patina, vorzüglich-Stempelglanz. (Germany, principality of Khevenhuller-Metsch, John Joseph, 1742-76, convention thaler of 1761, Vienna mint. Very attractive, toning, extremely fine to uncirculated.)"
This, a closely related thaler (Dav-1189) and a ducat are the only issues from this state in the eighteenth century.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, .810 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Dav-1188; Holzmair 41, KM 1.


  • 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.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.

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