Olmutz 1695 thaler Dav-3486

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Sincona sale 57, lot 3321
This specimen was lot 3321 in Sincona sale 57 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 1,800 CHF (about US$2,142 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA | Olmütz, Bistum, Carl II. von Liechtenstein-Castelcorn, 1664-1695. Taler 1695. Fast vorzüglich. Feine Patina. Kleiner Randfehler. (Germany, bishopric of Olmutz, Charles II von Liechtenstein-Castelcorn, 1664-95, thaler of 1695. About extremely fine, Nice toning, Minor edge fault.)"
This thaler was minted in the year of the bishop's death and is rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver; this specimen is 28.25 g.

Catalog reference: KM 327, Suchomel / Videman 400. Lichnowsky / Mayer 301. Dav-3486.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 57: World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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