Baden 1779-H S thaler Dav-1935

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Kunker sale 263, lot 589
This specimen was lot 589 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €3,000 (about US$3,875 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BADEN-DURLACH, MARKGRAFSCHAFT Karl Friedrich unter Vormundschaft von Magdalena Wilhelmine und Karl August von Baden, 1738-1745. Konv.-Taler 1779, Durlach. Mit Signatur S (Ernst Christoph Steinhäußer, Hofgoldschmied und Wardein der Durlacher Münze seit 1761) auf der Rückseite. Sehr selten in dieser Erhaltung. Prachtexemplar. Feine Patina, fast Stempelglanz. (Germany, Margraviate of Baden-Durlach, Charles Frederick under the joint rule of Magdalena Wilhelmina and Charles August, 1738-45, convention thaler of 1779, Durlach mint. Very rare is this quality. Proof example, fine toning, choice uncirculated.)"
This type is mentioned for 1778-79 and is the last thaler struck in Baden in the eighteenth century. The Baden-Baden line lapsed in 1771.

Recorded mintage: 2,677.

Specification: 28.6 g, .833 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-1935; Wielandt 718, KM 129.1.

Source:

  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.
  • 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.

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