Brandenburg-Ansbach 1769-G S thaler Dav-2000

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Kunker sale 263, lot 658
This specimen was lot 658 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €3,200 (about US$4,134 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRANDENBURG-ANSBACH, MARKGRAFSCHAFT Christian Friedrich Karl Alexander, 1757-1791. Konv.-Taler 1769, Schwabach, auf die Vereinigung der beiden Fürstentümer. Prachtexemplar. Scharf ausgeprägtes Exemplar mit herrlicher Patina, fast Stempelglanz. (Germany, Margraviate of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Christian Frederick Charles Alexander, 1757-91, convention thaler of 1769, Schwabach mint, on the union of the two principalities. Proof example, sharply struck example with wonderful patina, choice uncirculated.)"
This thaler was issued to celebrate the merger of Brandenburg-Bayreuth and Brandenburg-Ansbach. The line lapsed in 1791 and the provinces fell to Prussia, who in turn yielded them to Bavaria in 1806 as part of Napoleon's mediatization.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rather scarce.

Specification: 28.6 g, .833 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-2000; Slg. Wilm. 1087, KM 283.

Source:

  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., 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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