Salzburg 1688 thaler Dav-3510

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Sincona sale 18, lot 3161
This specimen was lot 3161 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Taler 1688. Gutes sehr schön. (archbishopric of Salzburg, thaler of 1688, good very fine.)"
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 1687-1709 and is common. Except for the change of ruler, it is virtually identical to the prior type (Dav-3508) issued 1668-86. This type is also catalogued as Dav-1234.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.47 g.

Catalog reference: Zöttl 2161. Probszt 1795, Dav-3510, KM 254.


  • 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.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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