Salzburg 1618 2 thaler Dav-3490
This specimen was lot 2562 in Goldberg sale 91 (Los Angeles, June 2016), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Austria: Salzburg. 2 Talers, 1618 NGC EF. Marcus Sitticus von Hohenems, 1612-1619. Hatted arms. Reverse: Saint on throne. Toned. Rare. NGC graded Extremely Fine, Details (Repaired)." The Archbishopric of Salzburg was an ecclesiastical state between Bavaria and Austria and usually ruled by a Hapsburg client. In the seventeenth century it was blessed with a number of productive silver mines and the prince-archbishop was a prolific issuer of coins, particularly thalers. This type was struck 1614-19 along with a klippe single thaler (KM 39). Both are expensive.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: silver, this specimen 57.21 grams.
Catalog reference: Dav-3490, KM 40.
- 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.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 91: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2016.