Austria 1707-Hall thaler Dav-1018

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Jean Elsen sale 137, lot 1137
This specimen was lot 1137 in Jean Elsen sale 137 (Brussels, June 2018), where it sold for €460 (about US$640 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"SAINT EMPIRE, Joseph Ier (1705-1711), AR Taler, 1707, Hall. Pour le Tyrol. D/ B. l., dr. et cuir. à d. R/ Grand écu couronné, entouré du collier de la Toison d'or. presque Superbe. (Austria, Joseph I, 1705-11, silver thaler of 1707, Hall mint, struck for Tyrol. Obverse: laureate, draped and armored bust to right; reverse: large crowned arms, Order of the Golden Fleece around. about Extremely Fine.)"
This type was struck at Hall 1705-07 and 1710 and is somewhat scarce. Other thalers for 1707 include Vienna (Dav-1013) and Prague (Dav-1025).

Recorded mintage: 429,000.

Specification: 28.82 g, .875 fine silver, this specimen 28,79 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-1018; KM-1438.1; Her. 130; M.T. 810.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 137, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2018.

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