Alsace (1564-95) 2 thaler Dav-8093
This specimen was lot 30326 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $2,585. The catalog description 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.
Catalog reference: Dav-8093, M/T-574.
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