Brandenburg-Ansbach 1775-G thaler Dav-2010

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Kunker sale 293, lot 282
This specimen was lot 282 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €3,400 (about US$4,583 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRANDENBURG IN FRANKEN. Christian Friedrich Karl Alexander, 1757-1791. Konv.-Taler 1775, Schwabach. Prämie für fleißig betriebenen Kleebau. Slg. Grüber (Auktion Künker 267) 4839 (dieses Exemplar). RR Attraktives, vorzügliches Exemplar mit feiner Tönung. (margraviate of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Christian Frederick Charles Alexander, 1757-91, convention thaler of 1775, Scwabach mint, prize for champion clover. Rare, attractive, extremely fine example with fine toning.)"
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. We are fairly sure that this is the only thaler ever issued in honor of clover.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-2010; Slg. Wilm. 1093, KM 300.

Source:

  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 293: Münzen aus Mittelalter und Neuzeit u. a. die westfälischen Privatsammlungen Werner Bröker und Bernd Terletzki, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.
  • 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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