Eichstatt 1757-MF thaler Dav-2208

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40532
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC
Eichstatt, south of Ingolstadt and east of Ansbach, c. 1547

This specimen was lot 40532 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $2,644. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Eichstatt. Taler, 1757-MF. Sede Vacante. NGC MS-64. Lightly toned and very attractive." The bishopric of Eichstatt, now in Bavaria, occasionally issued coins. "Sede vacante" (vacant seat) thalers were issued on the occasion of the death of the incumbent bishop (or pope) and prior to the elevation of his successor.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-2208; KM-75.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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