Salzburg 1696 thaler Dav-3510
This specimen was lot 20195 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $1,320. The catalog description noted, "AUSTRIA. Salzburg. Taler, 1696/4. Johann Ernst (1687-1709). NGC MS-64. Ideally detailed with rich gray tone in the fields and a luxurious blend of blue, green and yellow tone that highlights many of the raised surfaces. A highly desirable issue when located with eye appeal this exceptional." 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. Confusingly, it is also listed as Dav-1234.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM-254; Dav-3510.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- 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.