Wurttemberg 1798 thaler Dav-2875
This specimen was lot 20718 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it was bought back by the owner for $13,512.50. The catalog description noted, "Wurttemberg. Friedrich I Eugen Taler 1798, Proof 62 Cameo NGC, silvery gray patina with golden highlights in the legends and incredibly sharp details. A choice piece and very rare as a Proof." This specimen strongly resembles the photo in the SCWC and may in fact be the plate specimen. Issues from this state in the eighteenth century are scanty; not until it was enlarged by Napoleon did the duchy achieve any importance.
Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.
Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver.
Catalog reference: Dav-2875; KM-464.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.