Salzburg 1761 thaler Dav-1254

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Sincona sale 23, lot 3124
This specimen was lot 3124 in Sincona sale 23 (Zurich, May 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Salzburg, Erzbistum, Sigismund von Schrattenbach, 1753-1771 Taler 1762. Sehr schön. (archbishopric of Salzburg, Sigismund von Schrattenbach, 1753-1771, thaler of 1762, 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 1761 only and is slightly scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 27.92 g.

Catalog reference: Zöttl 2991. Probszt 2290, Dav-1254; KM-395.2.

Source:

  • 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]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 23, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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