Hohenzollern-Hechingen 1783-DFH thaler Dav-2362

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 24022
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24022 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $2,585. The catalog description[1] noted, "Hohenzollern-Hechingen. Josef Wilhelm Taler 1783, MS62 NGC. Minor handling marks, with nice luster and scattered russet toning. A very scarce issue, seldom seen in this condition. This exceptional piece also comes with a wonderful original hand written (in ink) envelope, probably from the mid-1800's, or earlier." The principality of Hohenzollern was located in southwest Germany between Baden and Wurttemberg. The prince managed to avoid the Napoleonic consolidations and survived as a state until it was absorbed by Prussia in 1849. Coin issues are few.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Dav-2362, KM 30.


  • 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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