Jever 1798 1/2 thaler

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Künker sale 293, lot 928
lordship of Jever in 1786
This specimen was lot 928 in Künker sale 293 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €1,200 (about US$1,617 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"JEVER, HERRSCHAFT, Friederike Auguste Sophie von Anhalt-Zerbst, 1793-1807. 1/2 Reichstaler preuß. 1798, Silberhütte. Nur 1.000 Exemplare geprägt. Fast vorzüglich. Exemplar der Slg. Bernhard Terletzki. (lordship of Jever, Frederica Augusta Sophia of Anhalt-Zerbst, 1793-1807, half prussian thaler of 1798, Silberhütte mint. Only 1,000 pieces struck, about extremely fine.)"
This rare type, struck to the lightweight standard of a Prussian thaler, is the only half thaler from this locale issued during the eighteenth century. It is rare. Jever, on the North Sea between Oldenburg and Ostfriesland, passed thru many hands. It was briefly Russian 1793-98 and 1813-18, French 1807-13 and finally annexed to Oldenburg in 1818.

Recorded mintage: 1,000.

Specification: 11.14 g, .750 fine silver.

Catalog reference: Mann 426; Merzdorf 133, KM 109.

Source:

  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 293: Münzen aus Mittelalter und Neuzeit u. a. die westfälischen Privatsammlungen Werner Bröker und Bernd Terletzki, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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