Salzburg 1785-M thaler Dav-1263

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Sincona sale 18, lot 3163
This specimen was lot 3163 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Taler 1785. Vorzüglich. (archbishopric of Salzburg, thaler of 1785, extremely 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 of 1772-86 is common. 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.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, this specimen 27.95 g.

Catalog reference: KM 435, Zöttl 3221. Probszt 2438. Dav-1263.

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]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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