Olmutz 1727 thaler Dav-1219

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 30410
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This specimen was lot 30410 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $1,210. The catalog description[1] noted, "Olmutz. Wolfgang von Schrattenbach Taler 1727 MS63 NGC. Featuring a very strong strike, this attractively toned piece exhibits a mélange of cobalt and cabernet. The highest graded of the date by NGC, the choiceness of this example is sure to please." This type from 1726-27 is among the more available issues from this ecclesiastical state in Moravia, then part of Austria, now the Czech Republic. It was accompanied by a half thaler (KM 424).

Recorded mintage: unknown but fairly common.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-1219; KM 422.


  • 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]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 85: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2015.

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