Brandenburg-Ansbach 1777-G thaler Dav-2014

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Goldberg sale 67, lot 4082
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

This specimen was lot 4082 in Goldberg sale 67 (Los Angeles, January 2012), where it sold for $1,063.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "German States - Brandenburg-Ansbach. Taler, 1777-G. Alexander, 1757-1791. Bust right. Reverse: Many helmets over divided shield in Order chain. Light gray toning with original mint luster. NGC graded MS-62." This type was issued 1777 only and is listed as rather scarce. 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.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-2014; KM-304.


  • 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.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Stephen Harvey, Paul Rynearson and Jason Bradford, Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient & World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2011.

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