Salzburg 1758 thaler Dav-1247

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Jean Elsen sale 121, lot 1043
Salzburg 1758 thaler rev JElsen 121-1043.jpg
This specimen was lot 1043 in Jean Elsen sale 121 (Brussels, June 2014), where it sold for €300 (about US$481 including buyers' fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SAINT EMPIRE, SALZBOURG, Archevêché, Sigismond III von Schrattenbach (1753-1771), AR Taler, 1758, Droit: B. à droite. Revers: Armoiries. Taches au droit. Très Beau à Superbe. (archbishopric of Salzburg, Sigismund of Scrattenbach (1753-71), silver thaler of 1758. Obverse: bust right; reverse: arms. Nicks on obverse, very fine to extremely fine.)"
The Archbishopric of Salzburg, an ecclesiastical state between Austria and Bavaria, was blessed with abundant silver mines. This type, issued 1753-61, is common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28,04 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-1247; Probszt, 2285; Zöttl, 2984; KM 370.


  • 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]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 121, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils S.A., 2014.

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