Sprinzenstein 1717 thaler Dav-1199

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Sincona sale 18, lot 3167
This specimen was lot 3167 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it sold for CHF 650 (about US$856 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Taler 1717. Augsburg. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Germany, principality of Sprinzenstein, thaler of 1717, Augsburg mint, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This and Dav-1196 are the only issues of this Austrian prince during the eighteenth century.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, this specimen 29.01 g.

Catalog reference: KM 10, Pavlicek/Schön 3, Holzmair 90, Forster 351, Dav-1199.


  • 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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