Austria 1575 thaler Dav-8122

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Künker sale 335, lot 4622
This specimen was lot 4622 in Künker sale 335 (Osnabruck, Germany, March 2020), where it sold for €1,500 (about US$1,963 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RÖMISCH-DEUTSCHES REICH. Erzherzog Karl, 1564-1590. Reichstaler 1575, Graz. Panthertaler. RR Rand und Felder leicht bearbeitet, sehr schön. (Holy Roman Empire, archduke Charles, 1564-90, thaler of 1575, Graz mint, "panther" thaler. Rare, tooled, very fine.)"
Davenport notes this type for 1570 and 1574-1576. It is one of the first products of the Graz mint.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28,37 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-8122, M. z. A. S. 60; Voglh. 78 III var.


  • 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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