Bavaria 1793-AS thaler Dav-1961

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 23979
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries
Heritage sale 3024, lot 24054
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

The first specimen was lot 23979 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $2,115. The catalog description[1] noted, "Karl Theodor Taler 1793 AS, Bust right / Crowned arms, MS63 NGC. Lustrous and brilliant with a touch of toning and a few minor spots A Choice example of this pre-1800 type. Very scarce in this Choice condition." The second specimen was lot 24054 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Pfalz-Sulzbach. Karl Theodor Taler 1793, MS65 PCGS. Well struck, with superb original luster and scattered touches of russet toning. This example has a different portrait than the 1793 pieces we have seen offered in two, or three, European auctions." This product of the Mannheim mint in the Palatinate is listed for 1790-93 and is rather scarce. In 1799 the French seized all of Germany west of the Rhine River and Bavarian issues for the Palatinate ceased.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-1961; KM-560.4.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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