Alsace (1564-95) thaler Dav-8089
This specimen was lot 50315 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $658. The catalog description noted, "Taler, ND. Ensisheim Mint. NGC MS-62. Archduke Ferdinand (1564-95). Legend end with 'AVSTR', lacking the 'IAE'." 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: Voglhuber-84(for type, unlisted var.), Dav-8089.
- Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.