Freiburg 1739 thaler Dav-2245

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Stack's Bowers 2015 NYINC sale, lot 636
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC
Baden and Breisgau in 1789

This specimen was lot 636 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $5,581.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "GERMANY. Freiburg. Taler, 1739. NGC MS-63. Finest certified example. This is the last Taler issued by this city which produced very few Talers. Obverse shows the skyline of Freiburg im Breisgau. Toned with appealing iridescent blue hues and underlying luster. Sharply struck with great eye appeal. From the Rockaway Collection." Freiburg was the chief city of the Breisgau, a Hapsburg possession 1368-1803, then part of Baden. This rare type is listed for 1737 and 1739.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-2245; KM-112.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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