Berg 1807-TS thaler Dav-625

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Heritage sale 300, lot 20952
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries
Germany in 1806. Berg is north of Nassau opposite the city of Cologne

This specimen was lot 20952 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $3,737.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Berg. Joachim Murat Cassa Taler 1807-TS, toned AU with superb details and lovely surfaces, a very rare Napoleonic issue. Variety with Cassa Thaler on the right side of the coat of arms on the reverse. There are some very faint hairlines on the reverse, barely visible." This rare one year type was made for Joachim Murat, one of Napoleon's marshals and duke of Berg before being transferred to Naples. The Duchy of Berg was a temporary creation of Napoleon, given to the king of Bavaria 1799-1806 and annexed outright to France in 1808. After Waterloo, the province fell to Prussia.

Recorded mintage: 784.

Specification: 17.32 g, .750 fine silver, .418 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-12, Dav-625.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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