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This specimen was lot 599 in Sincona sale 6 (Zurich, May 2012), where it sold for 130 CHF (about US$160 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''DEUTSCHLAND Brandenburg-Preussen, 1701 Königreich. Friedrich Wilhelm II. 1786-1797. Taler 1793. Uniformiertes Brustbild nach rechts. Rv. Gekröntes Wappen von zwei wilden Männern gehalten. Gutes sehr schön.'' (Brandenburg-Prussia, Frederick William II (1786-97), thaler of 1793. Obverse: uniformed bust to right; reverse: crowned arms supported by two wild men of the forest. Good very fine.)"</blockquote> This type was struck 1791-97 at Berlin (shown here), Breslau and Konigsberg.
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This specimen was lot 1235 in Jean Elsen sale 135 (Brussels, December 2017), where it sold for €130 (about US$180 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, <blockquote>"''ALLEMAGNE, PRUSSE, Friedrich Wilhelm II (1786-1797), AR Taler, 1790A, Berlin. D/ B. à d. R/ Aigle prussien à d. Petites taches. Très Beau.'' (kingdom of Prussia, Frederick WIlliam II, 1786-97, silver thaler of 1790, Berlin mint. Obverse: bust right; reverse: Prussian eagle to right. Minor nicks, very fine.)"</blockquote> This type was struck 1786-90 at Berlin (shown here) and Breslau. Both this and Dav-2599 (with a different reverse) were struck in 1790; this type is slightly more common.
  
''Recorded mintage:'' 614,395.
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''Recorded mintage:'' 1,294,206 (including [[Prussia 1793-A thaler Dav-2599|Dav-2599]]).
  
''Specification:'' 22.27 g, .750 fine silver; this specimen is 22,17 g.  
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''Specification:'' 22.27 g, .750 fine silver; this specimen is 22,10 g.  
  
''Catalog reference:'' v. Schrötter 37, [[Silver crowns by Davenport number|Dav-2599]], KM 360.1.   
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''Catalog reference:'' J. 23; [[Silver crowns by Davenport number|Dav-2597]], KM 348.1.   
  
 
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Jean Elsen sale 135, lot 1235
This specimen was lot 1235 in Jean Elsen sale 135 (Brussels, December 2017), where it sold for €130 (about US$180 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, PRUSSE, Friedrich Wilhelm II (1786-1797), AR Taler, 1790A, Berlin. D/ B. à d. R/ Aigle prussien à d. Petites taches. Très Beau. (kingdom of Prussia, Frederick WIlliam II, 1786-97, silver thaler of 1790, Berlin mint. Obverse: bust right; reverse: Prussian eagle to right. Minor nicks, very fine.)"
This type was struck 1786-90 at Berlin (shown here) and Breslau. Both this and Dav-2599 (with a different reverse) were struck in 1790; this type is slightly more common.

Recorded mintage: 1,294,206 (including Dav-2599).

Specification: 22.27 g, .750 fine silver; this specimen is 22,10 g.

Catalog reference: J. 23; Dav-2597, KM 348.1.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 135, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils, S.A., 2017.

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