Baden 1767-S W thaler Dav-1934
This specimen was lot 10289 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $411. The catalog description 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.