Trautson 1715 thaler Dav-1200

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Heritage sale 3032, lot 24138
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24138 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $3,055. The catalog description[1] noted, "Trautson. Franz Eusebius Taler 1715, MS64 NGC. Two-year type. A majestic representative of the scarce taler with pinpoint striking definition from the dentils to the central motifs and a gorgeous blend of iridescent blue, purple, yellow and rose-gold toning on both sides. Gleaming reflectivity in the obverse fields serves to further boost the appeal of this near-Gem. Ex: Millennia Collection (5/2008; Lot 515)." The SCWC lists this coin as fairly reasonable in circulated condition. The mint right was granted to the count for his services to the emperor.

Recorded mintage: unknown but somewhat available.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-1200, KM 31.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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