Olmutz 1742 thaler Dav-1230

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Sincona sale 43, lot 2963
This specimen was lot 2963 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 500 CHF (aboout US$597 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA | Olmütz, Bistum, Jakob Ernst Graf von Liechtenstein-Castelcorn, 1738-1745 Taler 1742. Fast vorzüglich. Hübsche Patina. (About extremely fine, Attractive patina.)"
This type was struck 1742-45 and is among the more available thalers from this Moravian ecclesiastical state. Dav-1229 also exists for 1742.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, this specimen 29.10 g.

Catalog reference: KM 468, Suchomel/Videman 910, Dav-1230.


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  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
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  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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