Basel (1670) thaler Dav-1745
This specimen was lot 31502 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $1,410. The catalog description noted, "Basel. City Taler ND (ca. 1670) AU50 NGC, Obv. Superb city view of Basel. Rev. Double-headed basil in circle with arms of Basel on breast. Well struck, with light reverse adjustment marks. Much rarer than one might expect, with only this single example certified by NGC and PCGS combined. From the Redwood Collection, Part II." The SCWC lists this undated type for the eighteenth century but we respect the opinion of SINCONA, who live in Switzerland.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM 119, Dav-1745.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3049, featuring the Ohio Valley Collection, the Redwood Collection and the F.P. Briand Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2016.