Austria 1556 thaler Dav-8027

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 50314
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 50314 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $852. The catalog description[1] noted, "AUSTRIA. Taler of 72 Kreuzer, 1556. Hall Mint. NGC AU-50. Ferdinand I (1521-64)." This particular type is a very early thaler, struck 1556-58, and is a product of the Hall mint in Tyrol.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-8027.


  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1484-1600, Frankfurt: Numismatischer Verlag, 1977.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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