Brandenburg-Ansbach 1729-V thaler Dav-1979

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from Heritage sale 3049, lot 30810
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This specimen was lot 30810 in Heritage sale 3049 (Long Beach, September 2016), where it sold for $2,115. The catalog description[1] noted, "Brandenburg-Ansbach. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Taler 1729-V AU Details (Cleaning) PCGS. Visually superb, with broad gunmetal surfaces and a reverse that is drenched in teal and apricot iridescence. This scarce, singular issue commemorates the Accession of the margrave and features a choice strike from all angles, with cabinet patination that covers evidence of a cleaning that occurred long ago. Even at the details levels, this is a coin that should not be overlooked. Sold with an old sales ticket." This rare type is one of two thalers struck in Ansbach in 1729; the other is Dav-1978. Brandenburg-Ansbach is in central Germany just north of Bavaria.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-1979; KM 168.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., German Talers, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1965.
  • [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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