Salzburg 1800-M thaler Dav-1265

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Sincona sale 9, lot 4908
This specimen was lot 4908 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 120 CHF (about US$152 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ÖSTERREICH Salzburg, Erzbistum Taler 1800. Minim. just. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (archbishopric of Salzburg, thaler of 1800, minimal adjustment marks, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1789-1803 and is common. In 1803 the archbishopric was seized by Napoleon and handed over to the elector of Bavaria, who had long coveted it. After Napoleon was ousted, the region was not returned to the archbishop but was annexed by Austria.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, this specimen 27,84 g.

Catalog reference: Zöttl 3240. Probszt 2454, Dav-1265, KM 465.


  • Bruce, Colin R., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2006.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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