Furstenberg 1767 4 thaler Dav-2269

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Sincona sale 18, lot 1399
Furstenberg in 1648, from Droysen's atlas
This specimen was lot 1399 in Sincona sale 18 (Zurich, May 2014), where it sold for CHF 54,000 (about US$71,152 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"4 Konventionstaler 1767. Stuttgart Ausbeute der Grube St. Wenzeslaus bei Wolfach. IOSEPGUS WENCESLAUS . S . R . I . PRINCEPS . DE FURSTENBERG . Geharnischtes Brustbild nach rechts, am Armabschnitt A . R . W . (Adam Rudolph Werner, Stempelschneider in Stuttgart). Rv. SADERA FAVENT INDUSTRIÆ Bergwerkslandschaft, rechts der stehende hl. Wenzel mit Wappenschild, im Abschnitt vier Zeilen Schrift und die Jahreszahl über einer Rautenverzierung. Von grosser Seltenheit. Fast FDC. (Germany, principality of Furstenberg, quadruple convention thaler of 1767, obverse: armored bust to right, engraver's initials below; reverse: mine works, St. Wenceslaus standing right supporting arms, inscription below. Of the highest rarity, choice uncirculated.)"
Furstenberg was an insignificant county wedged between Baden and Wurttemberg (where this coin was struck). This type is very rare and is accompanied by silver one (Dav-2270), three and eight thalers.

Recorded mintage: 150.

Specification: 112.24 g, .833 fine silver, this specimen 111.72 g.

Catalog reference: Dollinger 32. Müseler 19/10, Dav-2269 or Dav-LS276, KM 19.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, & Banknotes: Auction 18, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2014.

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