Liechtenstein 1728 thaler Dav-1578

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Sincona sale 47, lot 1935
This specimen was lot 1935 in Sincona sale 47 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 3,000 CHF (about US$3,600 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"LIECHTENSTEIN, Josef Johann Adam, 1721-1732. Taler 1728, Wien. Sehr selten. Fast sehr schön. Fassungsspuren. (Germany, principality of Liechtenstein, Joseph John Adam, 1721-32, thaler of 1728, Vienna mint. Very rare, About very fine, Traces of mounting.)"
This one-year type struck in Vienna for Liechtenstein is rare and expensive. It was accompanied by KM 1 (half thaler), Fr-9 (ducat) and Fr-8 (10 ducat). The princes of Liechtenstein are not recorded as having visited their realm until after World War One.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.97 g.

Catalog reference: KM-2; Dav-1578; Divo 58.


  • 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]Richter, Jürg, Auction 47, World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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