Bamberg 1795 thaler Dav-1939

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Sincona sale 6, lot 560
This specimen was lot 560 in Sincona sale 6 (Zurich, May 2012), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"DEUTSCHLAND Bamberg, Bistum Franz Ludwig von Erthal, 1779-1795. Konventionstaler 1795. Gekröntes Wappen auf gekröntem Wappenmantel. Rv. In Lorbeergirlande drei Zeilen Schrift. Min. Rdf. Vorzüglich-sehr schön. (Bishopric of Bamberg, Francis Louis of Erthal, 1779-95, convention thaler of 1795. Obverse: crowned arms, crowned mantle behind; reverse: three line inscription in a laurel wreath. A few flaws, very fine to extremely fine.)"
Franz Ludwig von Erthal was also bishop of Wurzburg. This type was struck in 1795 as a "contribution thaler" to pay a ransom demanded by an occupying French army. The bishopric was secularized in 1801 and annexed to Bavaria in 1802.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver; this specimen is 28,05 g.

Catalog reference: Krug 427, Dav-1939, KM 146.


  • 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]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 6, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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