Salzburg 1707 thaler Dav-1234

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Künker sale 293, lot 1758
This specimen was lot 1758 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €550 (about US$741 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DIE GEISTLICHKEIT IN DEN HABSBURGISCHEN ERBLANDEN, Johann Ernst von Thun und Hohenstein, 1687-1709. Reichstaler 1707. Prachtexemplar mit feiner Tönung. Fast Stempelglanz. (associated church principalities of the inherited lands of Austria, John Ernest of Thun und Hohenstein, 1687-1709, thaler of 1707. Proof example with fine toning, about uncirculated.)"
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-3510.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-1234; KM-254; Zöttl 2179.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 293: Münzen aus Mittelalter und Neuzeit u. a. die westfälischen Privatsammlungen Werner Bröker und Bernd Terletzki, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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