Brandenburg-Ansbach 1729 1/24 thaler
This specimen was lot 6441 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Brandenburg-Ansbach. Groschen (1/24 Taler), 1729. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich (1723-57). NGC MS-65. A pleasing gem example with light attractive tone which slightly subdues the luster in the open fields." This is a one year type. It has no photo in the SCWC. The margrave often went years without issuing any coins but in 1729 he issued a suite of denominations, including a matching doppelgroschen (KM 162), quarter thaler (KM 163, 164), half thaler (KM 165), thaler (Dav-1978, -1979), ducat (KM 169) and double ducat (KM 170).
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM-161.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.