Lowenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort 1769-WEW thaler Dav-2407A

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Kunker sale 263, lot 998
Wertheim in 1789
This specimen was lot 998 in Künker sale 263 (Osnabrück, June 2015), where it sold for €420 (about US$543 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"LÖWENSTEIN-WERTHEIM-ROCHEFORT, FÜRSTENTUM Karl Thomas, 1735-1789. Konv.-Taler 1769, Wertheim. Attraktives Exemplar mit feiner Patina, kl. Tuscheziffer "2" im Feld der Vorderseite, fast vorzüglich. (Germany, principality of Lowenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort, Charles Thomas, 1735-89, convention thaler of 1769, Wertheim mint. Attractive example with toning, "2" inked on the obverse, choice extremely fine.)"
This otherwise insignificant principality issued a series of thalers in 1766-69 (Dav-2402 thru -2408B). It was mediatized in 1806 and partitioned between Baden and Bavaria.

Recorded mintage: unknown but slightly scarce.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: Wibel 293; KM 76, Dav-2407 A.

Source:

  • 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]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 263, The Friedrich Popken collection of gold and silver coinages | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the collection of Ernst Otto Horn, part III, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2015.

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