Friedberg 1747-CPS 2/3 thaler
This specimen was lot 33855 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $432. The catalog description noted, "German States: Friedberg. Johann Eitel II 2/3 Taler 1747-CPS AU50 NGC, Clausthal mint. A very difficult issue produced for only a single year, and which is almost never found outside of lower grades. Fully appealing and luminous." The SCWC lists this one-year type as scarce. it was accompanied by a thaler (Dav-2250). The Burgravate of Freidberg passed to Hesse in 1802.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 18.70 g, 0.833 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM 65.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3076, featuring the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection and the James Mossman Collection of Canadian Coinage, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.