Friedberg 1804-GBFGH thaler Dav-655

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Jean Elsen price list 259, lot 982
Friedberg 1804 thaler rev JElsen 259-982.jpg
This specimen was lot 982 in Jean Elsen price list 259 (Brussels, January-March 2012), where it was offered at € 1,100. The catalog noted,
"ALLEMAGNE, FRIEDBERG, Ville impériale, Johann Maria Rudolph von Waldbott-Bassenheim (1777-1805), AR Konventionstaler, 1804, Francfort. Au titre de François II. Droit : Saint Georges terrassant le dragon, entre deux écussons. Revers : Aigle impériale couronnée. Rare. Belle patine. Superbe (City of Friedberg, Johann Maria Rudolph von Waldbott-Bassenheim (1777-1805), silver convention thaler of 1804, Frankfurt mint, in the name of Francis II. Obverse: St. George spears the dragon, between a shield and a castle. Reverse: crowned imperial arms. Rare, nice toning, EF)"
The SCWC lists this one-year type as rare. The Burgravate of Freidberg passed to Hesse in 1802.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 28,03 g.

Catalog reference: Thun, 148; Dav-655; KM-75.


  • Elsen, Philippe, et al., Liste 259, Brussels: Jean Elsen & ses Fils, S.A., 2012.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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