Salzburg 1777-M thaler Dav-1263
This specimen was lot 10038 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $499. The catalog description 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.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.