Bamberg 1800 thaler Dav-1941
This specimen was lot 30524 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $1,292.50. The catalog description noted, "Bamberg-Bishopric. Christoph Franz von Busek Taler 1800, MS62 NGC. This choice specimen retains ample mint luster beneath an appealing cabinet tone of olive-gray. Christoph Franz was the last bishop of Bamberg prior to its secularization and annexation by Bavaria in 1802." This type was struck in 1800 as the last thaler from this locale. The bishopric was secularized in 1801 and annexed to Bavaria in 1802.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver.
Catalog reference: Dav-1941A, KM 153.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Davenport, John S., German Talers, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1965.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.