Hall 1705-GFN thaler Dav-2274
This specimen was lot 30878 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $1,860. The catalog description noted, "Hall in Swabia. Free City 1705-GFN AU55 NGC. Struck with the titles of Holy Roman Emperor Joseph I. Appealing, lightly circulated quality, with rich tone over both sides and few marks over the surfaces. A rare issue, this type lists in the Standard Catalog of World Coins for $2,250 in XF40 and $4,750 in MS60. From the Jamestown Collection." Schwabisch Hall (so called to distinguish it from Hall in Tyrol), was an imperial city which occasionally issued thalers, generally rare. This type was accompanied by a ducat (Fr-1076).
Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.
Catalog reference: Dav-2274; KM 10.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Davenport, John S., German Talers, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1965.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.