Salzburg 1777-M thaler Dav-1263

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 10038
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 10038 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $499. The catalog description[1] noted, "AUSTRIA. Salzburg. Taler, 1777-M. NGC MS-62. Hieronymus von Collorado-Waldsee (1772-1803). Lightly toned. Demarete Collection." This type was struck 1772-86 and is common in circulated condition. The Archbishop is most remembered as the first patron of Mozart but grew irritable when Mozart demanded better status than a mere employee.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-1263; KM-435.

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]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.

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