Prussia 1790-A thaler Dav-2597

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Jean Elsen sale 135, lot 1235
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[1] noted,
"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.)"
This type was struck 1791-97 at Berlin (shown here), Breslau and Konigsberg.

Recorded mintage: 614,395.

Specification: 22.27 g, .750 fine silver; this specimen is 22,17 g.

Catalog reference: v. Schrötter 37, Dav-2599, KM 360.1.

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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