Berg 1805-TS thaler Dav-623

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Künker sale 293, lot 935
This specimen was lot 935 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €300 (about US$404 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"JÜLICH-KLEVE-BERG, BERG, HERZOGTUM, SEIT 1806 GROSSHERZOGTUM, Maximilian Joseph von Bayern, 1799-1806. Taler 1805. Landmünze.. Sehr schön +. (grand duchy of Berg, Maximilian Joseph of Bavaria, 1799-1806, thaler of 1805. Very fine or better.)"
The Duchy of Berg was a 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: 9,396.

Specification: 19.48 g, .750 fine silver.

Catalog reference: AKS 2; Kahnt 136; Thun 109, Dav-623, KM 8.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 293: Münzen aus Mittelalter und Neuzeit u. a. die westfälischen Privatsammlungen Werner Bröker und Bernd Terletzki, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.

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