Salzburg 1618 2 thaler Dav-3490

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Goldberg sale 91, lot 2562
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 2562 in Goldberg sale 91 (Los Angeles, June 2016), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] 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.
  • [1]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.

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