Brandenburg-Ansbach 1765-KK thaler Dav-1996

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Sincona sale 23, lot 2105
This specimen was lot 2105 in Sincona sale 23 (Zurich, May 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Brandenburg-Ansbach, Markgrafschaft, Alexander, 1757-1791 Konventionstaler 1765. Schwabach Kreisobristentaler. Vorzüglich-FDC. (margraviate of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Alexander (1757-91), convention thaler of 1765, extremely fine to uncirculated.)"
This type was issued 1765 only and is listed as rather scarce. It is accompanied by a ducat (Fr-391) and a quarter thaler (KM 265). It comes not from the Electorate of Brandenburg (later the Kingdom of Prussia) but from Brandenburg-Ansbach, a Hohenzollern enclave west of Bavaria and neighboring Nuremburg. Ansbach was sold by the margrave to Prussia in 1791 but was incorporated into Bavaria in 1806.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, this specimen 27.93 g.

Catalog reference: Dav-1996; KM-270, Repertorium 1C.5.9.3/9. Slg. Wilmersdörfer 1080.


  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 23, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.
  • 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.

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