Prussia 1770-A thaler Dav-2586

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Künker sale 293, lot 348
This specimen was lot 348 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €800 (about US$1,078 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"PREUSSEN, KÖNIGREICH Friedrich II. der Große, 1740-1786. Reichstaler preuß. 1770, A, Berlin. Selten in dieser Erhaltung. Min. Schrötlingsfehler, vorzüglich-Stempelglanz. (Germany, kingdom of Prussia, Frederick II (the Great), 1740-86, thaler of 1770, Berlin mint. Scarce in this quality, tiny edge defect, extremely fine to uncirculated.)"
This type was struck 1764-74 at Berlin (shown here), Breslau, Konigsberg, Cleve and Magdeburg. While many individual dates are rare, the type is common in circulated condition.

Recorded mintage: 620,767.

Specification: 22.72 g, .750 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-2586, Old. 69 d; Kluge 121.2, KM-306.1.


  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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