Berg 1803-PR thaler Dav-622

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Jean Elsen sale 121, lot 961
Berg 1803 thaler rev JElsen 121-961.jpg
north west Germany in 1806. Berg is north of Nassau opposite the city of Cologne
This specimen was lot 961 in Jean Elsen sale 121 (Brussels, June 2014), where it sold for €170 (about US$272 including buyers' fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, BERG, Maximilien Joseph de Bavière (1799-1806), AR Taler, 1803 PR. Beau à Très Beau. (Germany, duchy of Berg, Maximilian Joseph of Bavaria (1766-1806), silver thaler of 1803. Fine to very fine.)"
The Duchy of Berg was part of the Palatinate, given to the king of Bavaria 1799-1806 and annexed outright to France in 1808. After Waterloo, the province fell to Prussia.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: 19.49 g, .750 fine silver, .469 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: J., 163; A.K.S., 1; KM-3, Dav-622.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, et al., Vente Publique 121, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses Fils S.A., 2014.

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