1522 (ND). Salzburg. Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg (1519-1540) Guldiner. Salzburg Mint, Dav-8161, Zöttl-202. Probszt 202. A wholly appreciable and truly scarce silver issue depicting a youthful-appearing Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg, struck just prior to his defense of the city during the German Peasant's War. This moderately worn survivor is distinguished by the presence of pervasive autumnal tones peppered with mottle cobalt toning and marred only by the slightest friction to the high points and an occasional pock mark. The coin at hand is expected to draw significant attention from quality-minded collectors. PCGS XF-45.
1569. Salzburg. Johann Jakob Khuen von Belasi (1560-1586) Reichsguldiner. 40mm. 24.68g. Popken, Salzburg 1041 var. Probszt 575. Very scarce early type seldom found in such condition. Comes in a much cruder form compared with 17-18th century types. Mint luster still visible under toning. NGC MS-65.
From the Sunflower Collection, MoneyMuseum, Zürich.
1622. Austria. Salzburg. Paris of Lodron (1619-1653) Taler. DAV-3497. KM-61. At first glance, this specimen displays evenly-toned cabinet patination; however, upon rotation the surfaces completely transform with iridescent hues of turquoise, copper, and gold that reside within the protected areas and illuminate the boldly-struck design features. An altogether captivating example that delivers exceptional visual allure, as well as a near-Gem technical quality. Scarce in all regards. NGC MS-64.
1628. Salzburg. Paris von Londron Taler. DAV-3499. KM-110. Beautiful iridescent toning with waves of blue and red throughout. The single highest graded example seen by either NGC or PCGS. Amazingly preserved- clearly this is a piece that has been kept in someone's coin cabinet for the vast majority of the last four centuries, where it was able to retain most of its original mint luster and gain its gorgeous toning. Struck to commemorate the Consecration of Salzburg Cathedral, with the obverse showing the facade of the Cathedral flanked by bishops, while the reverse depicts a group of bishops carrying a reliquary with angels below. NGC MS-65.
1628. Salzburg. Paris von Londron Taler. DAV-3499. KM-141. Zöttl 1438. Probst 1167. Sharply struck piece to complement the full taler in the set. Struck to commemorate the Consecration of Salzburg Cathedral, with the obverse showing the facade of the Cathedral flanked by bishops, while the reverse depicts a group of bishops carrying a reliquary with angels below. PCGS MS-65.
Pedigreed to the Virgil Brand Collection.
From the D. Moore Collection
1695. Salzburg. Johann Ernst von Thun und Hohenstein (1687-1709) 1/2 Taler. Probst 1878. KM-253. Obv: Standing figures of Saint Rupert (holding salt barrel and crozier) and Saint Vergilius (holding crozier) inside wreath, seperating legend from the scene. Model of the Archibishopric of Salzburg before Saint Vergilius. Clouds around. All within wreath-like border. Rev: Legate´s hat above cross topped oval family arms of Johann Ernst von Thun inside foliage. Date (16-95) split in fields below. A marvelous specimen with a needle sharp strike. The luster is fully brilliant and the surfaces free of imperfections or detracting marks. A true conditional rarity with a superb overall appearance. The finest example of this type one might expect to find. NGC MS-66.
From the Osage Collection.
1690. Salzburg. Johann Ernst von Thun und Hohenstein (1687-1709) Taler. DAV-3510; KM-254. Obv: Saint behind arms. Lustrous with lovely iridescent toning. Rev: Madonna and child over hatted arms. A
common type, with a very uncommon state of preservation. Highly attractive taler, NGC MS-65+.
Ex. Virgil Brand Collection Sale, Auktion Leu 70, lot 7776.
1716. Salzburg. Francis Anton und Harrach (1709–1727) Taler. DAV-1238. Finest known of this type. Obv: Half length figure of Madonna and Child above legate's arms. Rev: St. Rupert seated facing left. Extraordinary look to this one, lovely colored toning. This era has low mintage which are specifically challenging to find in high grade. PCGS MS-62.
1729. Salzburg. Count Leopold Anton von Firmian (Prince-Bishop of Salzburg, 1727-1744) Taler. DAV-1241, KM-329. Obv: Madonna and child above Cardinals' hat and shield. Rev: St. Rupert with oval shield. A magnificent example of this early Taler. Sharply defined with battleship gray toning and corresponding underlying luster Very elusive in this state of preservation. PCGS MS-64.
1745. Salzburg. Jacob Ernst von Liechtenstein (1745-1747) Taler. DAV-1243. Probszt 2193. KM 345. Schon 71. Very scarce one year type, issued by the Archbishopric of Salzburg. 800 minted. The monastery and bishopric of Salzburg was established around 700 AD, and was raised to an Archbishopric in 798. Silver crown, with the Madonna and Christ on the obverse, and Saint Rupert in the clouds on the reverse. Scarce. NGC AU-55.
1758. Salzburg, Sigismund III., Graf von Schrattenbach (1753-1771) Taler. DAV-1250, KM-391, Probszt-2277. Obv: Saint, haloed and standing, head to left. Rev: An attractive type featuring Madonna laying Christ down in swaddling clothes with motto band above and arms to right. A Choice example of this scarce, one-year type. Fully lustrous with a touch of golden toning. NGC MS-64 PL.
1760 MK-FM. Salzburg. Sigismund III., Graf von Schrattenbach (1753-1771) Taler. DAV-1253, KM395.1. A rarely seen near-gem example of the type revealing abundant glassy luster that embraces sharply-conceived design motifs, a pleasing metallic tone laid over the surfaces and turning to a rich amber color at the periphery. NGC MS-64.
1805-M. Ferdinand (1803-1806). Salzburg as Grand Duchy. 1-Year Type. DAV-44. Probszt 2606, Zöttl 3409. KM-497. Obv: Bare head of Ferdinand as Prince-elector and Grand Duke of Salzburg right. Rev: Ducal crown on multiple coat-of arms of the Prince-elector. An appealing example struck while Napoleon was on the move in the vicinity. This type, issued in 1805 after Salzburg was secularized and handed over to an Austrian archduke, is fairly scarce. A Taler from 1806 is the last issue from this locale. Amazing roset illuminated proof like surfaces. NGC MS-65 PL.