Silesia 1713 thaler Dav-1089

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Jean Elsen sale 121, lot 1035
Austria 1713 thaler rev JElsen 121-1035.jpg
This specimen was lot 1035 in Jean Elsen sale 121 (Brussels, June 2014), where it sold for €385 (about US$617 including buyers' fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SAINT EMPIRE, Charles VI (1711-1740), AR Taler, 1713, Breslau. Pour la Silésie. Droit: B. l., drapé et cuirassé à droite. Revers: Aigle impériale couronnée, l'écu de Silésie sur la poitrine. Très Beau/Superbe. (Holy Roman Empire, Charles VI (1711-40), silver thaler of 1713, Breslau mint, for circulation in Silesia. Obverse: laureate, draped and armored bust to right; reverse: crowned imperial eagle bearing the arms of Silesia. Very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1713-14 and is somewhat common. Similar types were issued by Vienna, Hall (Dav-1050) and St. Veit.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28,70 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-1089; Her-401; Voglh., 256/I; KM-786.1 (listed under Silesia).

Source:

  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 121, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils S.A., 2014.

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