Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym 1774-BFNS thaler Dav-1907
This specimen was lot 24763 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $2,232.50. The catalog description noted, "Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym. Karl Ludwig Convention Taler 1774-B(F)N/S, MS63 NGC. An absolutely flashy piece with beautiful imagery featuring the sun setting above a mining camp with hills behind. Superb, silvery patination with subtle, golden hues that truly mimic the setting sun. A rare, one-year type from this even scarcer, short-lived principality." The SCWC notes that this subdivision of Anhalt was erected in 1707 but fell extinct in 1812..
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 23.55 g, .986 fine silver, .746 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 2, Dav-1907.
- 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 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014