Transylvania 1715 thaler Dav-1101
This specimen was lot 22827 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $6,462.50. The catalog description noted, "Charles VI Taler 1715 Siebenburgen, MS63 NGC, highly attractive with full mint brilliance and meticulously sharp design features. Very rare Taler in mint state. The reverse legend ends with TRANSSYL." Like most coins of Transylvania, this type (struck 1713 and 1715) is rare and expensive. As Transylvania was never part of the Holy Roman Empire, we have not included it in the "silver thalers of Germany." By 1715, the Hapsburgs had evicted the Turks and the native dynasty from the province and were firmly in control for the next two centuries.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: Dav-1101, KM 555.
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