Breslau 1753-D thaler Dav-2053
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"Taler 1753. Wien. Fast vorzüglich-vorzüglich. (bishop of Breslau, thaler of 1753, Vienna mint. Choice extremely fine.)"This type is listed for 1753, 1770, 1773 and 1777; all dates are scarce. We don't know how the bishop maintained his rule after Frederick the Great conquered Silesia from Austria in the 1740's. Perhaps he exiled himself to the comforts of Vienna.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, this specimen 29.13 g.
Catalog reference: Friedensburg/Seger 2779; Dav-2053, KM 225.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.
- Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.