Salzburg 1653 thaler Dav-3504
This specimen was lot 50323 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $478. The catalog description noted, "AUSTRIA. Salzburg. Taler, 1653. NGC MS-62. Paris von Lodron (1619-53). Toned with iridescent highlights in portions of legend." 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 common. It was superseded by a virtually identical type (Dav-3505) issued 1654-68.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Dav-3504; KM-87.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.