Austria (1564-95) thaler Dav-8101

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Goldberg sale 84, lot 3878
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

This specimen was lot 3878 in Goldberg sale 84 (Los Angeles, January 2015), where it sold for $164.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Austria. Taler, ND (Hall). Archduke Ferdinand, 1564-1595. Crowned bust holding sword and orb right. Reverse: Crowned arms in U shaped Order chain. Adjustment marks, edge nicks and reverse surface environmental damage. 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 but reasonably common.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-8101.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 84: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2014.

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