Salzburg 1770-FM thaler Dav-1261

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Sincona sale 23, lot 3125
This specimen was lot 3125 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 1770. Kleines Brustbild. Sehr schön-gutes sehr schön. (archbishopric of Salzburg, Sigismund von Schrattenbach, 1753-1771, thaler of 1770, small bust, 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 1769-70 only and is slightly scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 27.92 g.

Catalog reference: Zöttl 3010. Probszt 2298, Dav-1261; KM-420.

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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