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Rare Salzburg Revaluation

Triton XXI, Lot: 962. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

AUSTRIA, Salzburg (Erzbistum). Max Gandolph von Küenburg. 1668-1687. AR Taler (41.5mm, 28.67 g, 12h). Dated 1681. 16 S 81 over coat-of-arms within oval cartouche countermarked on an Austrian Hall mint taler of Maxmimilian III dated 1618 . For host: Moser & Tursky 416; KM 227.1; Davenport 3324. For c/m: KM 229.1-9 var. (host coin). Good VF, toned. Rare countermark.

In 1681, the archbishop of Salzburg initiated a program to countermark and revalue the myriad of circulating German coinage. Unfortunately, there was a charge of 2 kreuzers per taler, leading few to take up the offer.