NGC MS60 | Austria, Habsburg, Ferdinand III (1637-1657), 10-Ducats, 1641, Graz, FERDINANDVS III D G ROM IMP S A G H BO REX, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, rev. ARCHI + AVST + DVX + BVRG + STYRIAE + TEC, crowned oval shield with collar chain of the Order of the Golden Fleece, date above, unsigned, edge plain, 34.92g, 12h (cf. KM 895 [Thaler]; cf. Herinek 396 [Thaler]; cf. Dav 3187 [Thaler]; cf. Fb. 197 [10-Ducats]; cf. Herinek 24 [10-Ducats]), lightly cleaned with some minor metal flawing in fields, otherwise extremely fine and presumed unique, a previously unrecorded striking from Thaler dies, in NGC holder, graded MS60 (Cert. #6295506-001) Provenance Heiner Stuker (Zurich), by private treaty, c. 1972 The issue of "prestige pieces" struck mainly for presentation at court originated principally in Austria and reached its peak under the reigns of Emperors Ferdinand II (1619-37) and Ferdinand III.