Schwarzenberg 1721 thaler Dav-2773

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Sincona sale 6, lot 2124
This specimen was lot 2124 in Sincona sale 6 (Zurich, May 2012), where it sold for 2,800 CHF (about US$3,445 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RDR/ÖSTERREICH Schwarzenberg, Fürstentum Adam Franz, 1703-1732. Taler 1721. Geharnischtes Brustbild mit grosser Perücke nach rechts. Rv. Wappen auf gekrönter, von Vliesordenskette umgebener Wappenkartusche. Kl. Kr. Gutes vorzüglich. (Principality of Schwarzenberg, Adam Francis, 1703-32, thaler of 1721. Obverse: bust with full wig to right; reverse: crowned arms, Order of the Golden Fleece around. Some hairlines, good extremely fine.)"
The princes of Schwarzenberg struck coinage only occasionally; this type was issued 1721 and 1725.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver; this specimen is 29,31 g.

Catalog reference: Tannich 18. Dav-2773, KM 28.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., German Talers, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1965.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 6, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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