Brandenburg-Ansbach 1729 1/24 thaler

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From Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 6441
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 6441 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Brandenburg-Ansbach. Groschen (1/24 Taler), 1729. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich (1723-57). NGC MS-65. A pleasing gem example with light attractive tone which slightly subdues the luster in the open fields." This is a one year type. It has no photo in the SCWC. The margrave often went years without issuing any coins but in 1729 he issued a suite of denominations, including a matching doppelgroschen (KM 162), quarter thaler (KM 163, 164), half thaler (KM 165), thaler (Dav-1978, -1979), ducat (KM 169) and double ducat (KM 170).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: billon.

Catalog reference: KM-161.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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