Hohenlohe-Neuenstein-Oehringen 1770 thaler Dav-2352
This specimen was lot 32209 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015), where it sold for $7,637.50. The catalog description noted, "Hohenlohe-Neuenstein-Öehringen. Johann Friedrich I Taler 1770 MS66+ NGC. Pleasing toning with subtle hints of colorful iridescence. Highly reflective fields with a very faint cameo effect on the devices; one is tempted to even assign it the strike characteristic of 'prooflike.' Easily the nicest example that has been on the market in quite some time, and very possibly the finest known. There is a little softness in the center of the reverse but everything else is strong and bold. A remarkably preserved coin." This is one of two thalers issued by this insignificant locale in the eighteenth century.
Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.
Catalog reference: KM 52, Dav-2352.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World & Ancient Coins Auction 3041, featuring the Eric Beckman Collection of Canadian Coins, the Kaiser Collection of German Gold Coins and the Rudman Collection of Mexican Coins, Part I, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.