Olmutz 1739 thaler Dav-1227

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Sincona sale 57, lot 3345
This specimen was lot 3345 in Sincona sale 57 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 750 CHF (about US$893 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA | Olmütz, Bistum, Jakob Ernst Graf von Liechtenstein-Castelcorn, 1738-1745. Taler 1739, Kremsier. Selten. Sehr schön. (Germany, bishopric of Olmutz, Jacob Ernest, count of Liechtenstein-Castelcorn, 1738-45, thaler of 1739, Kremsier mint. Rare, Very fine.)"
This two year type from this ecclesiastical state in Moravia is fairly scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.38 g.

Catalog reference: KM 454, Suchomel / Videman 906. Lichnowsky / Mayer 489, Dav-1227.

Source:

  • 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, Jurg, Sincona Auction 57: World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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