Baden 1767-S W thaler Dav-1934

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 10289
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 10289 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $411. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Baden-Durlach. Taler, 1767. Karl Friedrich (1738-1811). Toned. NGC EF-45." Most of the thalers of Baden prior to the Napoleonic period are scarce. This type was issued 1766-68 and 1772 and was accompanied by a half thaler (KM 116). The Margrave of Baden became a firm ally of Napoleon and was rewarded with substantial slices of territory during the mediations of 1803-05 which divided up all the petty states. The margrave was then promoted to grand duke.

Recorded mintage: 219,000.

Specification: 28.6 g, .833 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-1934; KM-117.


  • 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, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.

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