Brandenburg-Ansbach 1779 thaler Dav-2023

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Kunker sale 263, lot 660
This specimen was lot 660 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €1,400 (about US$1,809 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"BRANDENBURG-ANSBACH, MARKGRAFSCHAFT Christian Friedrich Karl Alexander, 1757-1791. Konv.-Taler 1779, Schwabach, auf den Frieden von Teschen. Vorzüglich-Stempelglanz. (Germany, Margraviate of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Christian Frederick Charles Alexander, 1757-91, convention thaler of 1779, Schwabach mint, on the peace of Teschen. Extremely fine to uncircluated.)"
This thaler, along with Dav-2022 was issued to celebrate the peace of Teschen. 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 very scarce.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-2023; Slg. Wilm. 1108, KM 318.


  • [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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