Khevenhuller-Metsch 1771 thaler Dav-1189

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Heritage sale 3010, lot 20216
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 20216 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $4,025. The catalog description[1] 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.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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