Basel (1710)-IDB 2 thaler Dav-1742A

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Stack's Bowers ANA sale, lor 1616
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 1616 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $3,290. The catalog description[1] noted, "SWITZERLAND. Basel. 2 Taler, ND (1710)-IDB. PCGS AU-58 Secure Holder. Dark and attractive toning. A lovely city-scape type. From the Ervin F. Bickley Collection of Swiss Coins. Ex. Coin Galleries, 11/74, lot #1038." Of the four double thalers listed for this canton in the eighteenth century (Dav-1742A, Dav-1740, Dav-1741, Dav-1749), this is the most common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-1742A; KM-130; HMZ-2-98a; Divo-737a.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2014 Chicago ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the David O'Harrow Collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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