Prussia 1765-A thaler Dav-2586

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Silver thalers of eighteenth century Prussia are scarce as her issues were lighter and lower in fineness than those of neighboring German states such as Saxony and Hannover. These coins were spent and the others hoarded. Despite Frederick the Great's strenuous efforts to build up the local economy, Prussia remained a poor and backward country. This type was struck 1764-75 at Berlin (mintmark "A"), Konigsburg (mintmark "E"), Magdeburg (mintmark "F") and Cleve (mintmark "C").

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 22.27 g, .750 fine silver, .537 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 306.1, Davenport-2586.

Source:

  • 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.

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