Olmutz 1733 thaler Dav-1223
This specimen was lot 3546 in Goldberg sale 85 (Los Angeles, June 2015), where it sold for $1,351. The catalog description noted, "Austria: Olmütz. Taler, 1733. Wolfgang, Count von Schrattenbach, 1711-1738. Bust right. Reverse: Capped arms. Multi color deep mottle tone with underlying mint luster. NGC graded MS-64. Ex: Rarcoa, CICF sale April 1987, Lot 270." This type from 1730-36 is among the more available issues from this ecclesiastical state in Moravia, then part of Austria, now the Czech Republic.
Recorded mintage: unknown but fairly common.
Catalog reference: Dav-1223; KM-440.
- 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.
- 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.