Alsace (1564-95) 2 thaler Dav-8093

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Heritage sale 3029, lot 30326
Austria c1564 2 thaler rev H3029-30326.jpg

This specimen was lot 30326 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $2,585. The catalog description[1] noted, "Archduke Ferdinand 2 Talers ND (1564-95), Ensisheim mint, AU55 NGC. Obv. Crowned and armored bust right. Rev. Crowned coat-of-arms within Order of the Golden Fleece. Rich gunmetal-gray color with traces of original silvery luster. The well-struck surfaces are free of notable flaws." Davenport notes a considerable number of thalers and multiple thalers struck for the archduke, Dav-8088 thru Dav-8103, all without dates. None are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-8093, M/T-574.


  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals & Banknotes, Auction 11, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2013.

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