Khevenhuller-Metsch 1771 thaler Dav-1189
This specimen was lot 20216 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $4,025. The catalog description noted, "Khevenhuller-Metsch. Prince Joseph Taler 1771AW, AU58 PCGS, a choice lustrous example with flashy prooflike surfaces and meticulously sharp details. One of the rarer Austrian States, and a most appealing coin with a mintage of 200." This, a closely related thaler (Dav-1188) and a ducat are the only issues from this state in the eighteenth century.
Recorded mintage: 200.
Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver.
Catalog reference: Dav-1189, KM 2.
- 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.
- Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.