Olmutz 1719 thaler Dav-1218

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 10033
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 10033 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $330. The catalog description[1] noted, "AUSTRIA. Olmutz. Taler, 1719. NGC AU-50. Wolfgang von Schrattenbach (1711-38)." This type from 1718-25 is among the better issues from this ecclesiastical state in Moravia, then part of Austria, now the Czech Republic. Later thalers from the 1720's are listed quite inexpensively.

Recorded mintage: unknown but somewhat scarce.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-1218; KM-414.


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  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.

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