Austria (1564-95) 2 thaler Dav-8109

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Sincona sale 23, lot 2967
This specimen was lot 2967 in Sincona sale 23 (Zurich, May 2015), where it sold for 1,600 CHF (about US$2,010 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RDR/ÖSTERREICH, Erzherzog Ferdinand II. 1564-1595 Doppeltaler o. J. Hall. Gutes sehr schön. (Austria, archduke Ferdinand II (1564-95), double thaler without date, Hall mint, good very fine.)"
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 57.56 g.

Catalog reference: M.T. 314, Dav-8109.


  • 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]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 23, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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