Austria (1564-95) 2 thaler Dav-8096

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Künker sale 335, lot 4623
This specimen was lot 4623 in Künker sale 335 (Osnabruck, Germany, March 2020), where it sold for €700 (about US$916 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RÖMISCH-DEUTSCHES REICH. Erzherzog Ferdinand, 1564-1595. Dicker doppelter Reichstaler o. J. Hall. R Fast sehr schön. (Holy Roman Empire, archduke Ferdinand, 1564-95, undated double thaler, Hall mint. Scarce, about 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 56.73 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-8096, M./T. -.

Source:

  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 335: Bracteates from Upper Swabia and the area of the Lake Constance | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the Dr. Karl Walter Bach Collection of coins of the Austrian nobility, Special collections of Bavaria, Lubeck, Wurttemberg as well as siege coins from the Eberhard Link Collection. Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2020.

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