Schwarzenberg 1696-MIM thaler Dav-7702

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Sincona sale 11, lot 1009
This specimen was lot 1009 in Sincona sale 11 (Zurich, May 2013), where it sold for 160 CHF (about US$198 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Schwarzenberg, Fürstentum Ferdinand Wilhelm Eusebius und Anna von Sulz, 1683-1703. Taler 1696, Kremnitz. Hksp. und Felder lt. bearb. Sehr schön-gutes sehr schön. (Germany, principality of Schwarzenberg, Ferdinand William Eusebius and Anna of Salz, 1683-1703, thaler of 1696, Kremnitz mint. Mounted and tooled, very fine.)"
This thaler was struck in Kremnitz for the count of Schwarzenberg, distinguished more as a soldier in the Austrian service than as a sovereign prince. This type is the most common from this county but it is still scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28.34 g.

Catalog reference: KM-17; Dav-7702; Tannich 11.

Source:

  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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