Alsace (1584-1602) thaler Dav-8091

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Sincona sale 63, lot 1490
This specimen was lot 1490 in Sincona sale 63 (Zurich, June 2020), where it sold for 425 CHF (about US$533 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE - AUSTRIA, Erzherzog Ferdinand II. 1564-1595. Taler o. J. (1584/1602), Ensisheim. Sehr schön-vorzüglich. Feine Patina. Übliche Schrötlingsfehler. (Holy Roman Empire, archduke Ferdinand II, 1564-95, undated thaler, Ensisheim mint. Very fine-extremely fine, Nicely toned, With the usual flan defect.)"
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, this specimen 27.92 g.

Catalog reference: Klemesch 106, Dav-8091.


  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona sale 63: Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, SINCONA Bullion Auction, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2020.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.

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