Basel 1740 1/4 thaler KM-143

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Heritage sale 3049, lot 34185
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This specimen was lot 34185 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $352.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Basel. City 1/4 Taler 1740 MS63 PCGS. Good strike, bright surfaces, and pinpoint details. For accuracy's sake, a slight flan flaw is evident at 2 o'clock on the obverse with several adjustment marks on the reverse at 3 o'clock. Still, rarely encountered in this state of preservation. From the Redwood Collection, Part II." Three different quarter thalers are listed for 1740, KM-142, -143, -144, of which KM-142 is the most common. Only quarter thaler for this canton in the eighteenth century.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: KM 143, HMZ-2102a.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]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.

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