Salzburg 1632 thaler Dav-3504
This silver thaler was minted in Salzburg in 1632. This specimen was lot 22176 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $576. The catalog description noted, "AUSTRIA. Salzburg. Taler, 1632. Paris von Lodron (1619-53). NGC MS-62. Flashy in the fields with pale peach tone over both sides." 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 1623-53 and is one of the commonest thalers of the seventeenth century.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Davenport-3504, KM 87.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.