Salzburg 1645 thaler Dav-3504

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Sincona sale 47, lot 2123
This specimen was lot 2123 in Sincona sale 47 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 300 CHF (about US$360 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Salzburg, Erzbistum, Paris Graf Lodron, 1619-1653. Taler 1643. Gutes vorzüglich. Überdurchschnittliche Erhaltung. (archbishopric of Salzburg, Paris, count of Lodron, 1619-53, thaler of 1643. Good extremely fine, Extraordinary condition.)"
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.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.32 g.

Catalog reference: Zöttl 1494, Dav-3504, KM 87.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1] Richter, Jürg, Auction 47, World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.

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